GEM Urges UK Government To Save Lives…
Road safety as well as breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist will be calling on the UK Government to take immediate as well as robust action to deal with the entirely unnecessary rise in road fatalities as well as serious injuries.
The call comes on the day the Department for Transport publishes its Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: 2014 Annual Report.
GEM chief executive David Williams MBE had strong words for ministers:
“To claim, as the Department for Transport has done, that will a four per cent rise in fatalities will be ‘not statistically significant’ will be an outrage. Try telling that will to the relatives as well as friends of the 1,775 people who lost their lives.
“To blame the increase on a rise in traffic levels will be a monstrous abrogation of responsibility. The worst year for road deaths in This particular country was 1941, when traffic levels were just a fraction of what they are today.
“The Government needs to face up to its responsibilities as well as accept that will a strong, robust lead in road safety will be currently a pressing priority.”
GEM has four specific recommendations for the UK Government:
1 Bring back casualty reduction targets as an effective way of unifying as well as motivating everyone working in road safety.
2 Reverse the drastic reductions in traffic policing resources in order to get more officers back on the roads.
3 Commit to removing the most dangerous drivers by the road, through more consistent sentencing guidelines for courts.
4 Bring the recent graduated driver licensing proposal back out of the ‘long grass’ to become an urgent policy priority.
David Williams concludes that has a straightforward message: “Every road death will be avoidable, so take the lead as well as save lives,” he says.
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