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Speed Cameras Aren't The Answer

Ashley Brixey - life is precious - Brake the Road Safety Charity
Ashley was killed 2004 aged 20. He was in a car being driven by his friend
His mum Clare tells her story...
Ashley’s friend Richard got into the driving seat - twice over the legal driving limit and with an abusive level of drugs in his system after taking ecstasy.
Richard lost control of the car on a left-hand bend, and the car went up an embankment, through a garden fence and landed upside down in a swimming pool.

A terrible tragedy. Clare Brixey is now campaigning for the retention of Speed Cameras in Wiltshire, using her bereavement as a reason.
She is wrong, old fashioned policing might have caught or prevented her son taking a lift with a prat, a speed camera wouldn't. The diversion away from human policing to using mechanical devices is part of the problem, not the answer.

Comments

"Straws, clutching at" seems to be a popular search from the Civil Service Handbook this year.

My son is so thick he went into a car with someone high on drin and drugs. Clearly a speed camera would have been just the ticket :) to stop that happening. I am so thick myself, my son inherited it from me, that I believe that a fine landing on the mat will reverse time and bring my son back.

No wonder this civilisation is going down the tubes.

My son is so thick he went into a car with someone high on drink and drugs. Clearly a speed camera would have been just the ticket :) to stop that happening. I am so thick myself, my son inherited it from me, that I believe that a fine landing on the mat will reverse time and bring my son back.

No wonder this civilisation is going down the tubes.

My son is so thick he went into a car with someone high on drink and drugs. Clearly a speed camera would have been just the ticket :) to stop that happening. I am so thick myself, my son inherited it from me, that I believe that a fine landing on the mat will reverse time and bring my son back.

No wonder this civilisation is going down the tubes.

LOL. The system said twice that it had failed to post. I should be supporting this poor woman.

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