Roadpeace steps up campaigning

Traffic victims’ charity Roadpeace is spearheading a campaign to increase the number of speed cameras on Britain’s roads.

The charity is campaigning against guidelines that state that at least four people need to have been killed on a stretch of road over a three-year period before a speed camera can be put there.

The Safer Streets Coalition is also backing the campaign. Its 25 member charities include Age Concern, Friends of the Earth, Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, the National Federation of Women’s Institutes and Transport 2000.

The coalition wants the Government to change its ‘body-count approach’ to speed cameras and give enforcement of speed limits a much higher priority, with more resources for traffic police and stiffer penalties for speeding offences.

It wants to raise awareness about how speed cameras prevent accidents and counteract the representation of the cameras as ‘money-making machines’ in the media.

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