The Wilted Rose

Charting Labour meltdown 2007-2010

2,946 people killed in 2007: no inquiry?

If nearly three thousand people (or 10 people for that matter) were killed in one incident, it would be all over the papers and there would be an inquiry.

But in 2007, it was yesterday reported, TWO THOUSAND, NINE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SIX PEOPLE (including many children), yes 2,946, were killed on Britain’s roads.

This was due mainly to other people’s dangerous driving, drink driving, speed, etc.  It means that if repeated for the next 30 years at the same rate, ALMOST NINETY THOUSAND of our fellow citizens would die on the road.

And the Government still will not ban people from drinking any alcohol while driving.  The limit should be zero then there will be no confusion.

As for speed, we have speed cameras and all the rest, but daily we see people driving in the most appalling way.  Where are the police to take them on?

Driving offences should be treated with zero tolerance and the law should crack down on these people to stop the carnage they cause.

Time for an inquiry into driving?

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21 November, 2008 - Posted by | Labour Party, politics | , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Bring back the Traffic Police, statistically anyone making a journey of 10 miles or more to work should see a dedicated Traffic Car sometime on that journey either going or coming back. The traffic police if we had them could spend their entire shifts issuing tickets for any offence. At the moment you only have to walk outside your house for 10 minutes to see numerous offences being committed.

    Comment by Lorenzo | 21 November, 2008 | Reply

  2. Look over at the Devil’s Kitchen. Changing the law on BAC doesn’t actually increase road safety.

    Comment by Benjamin Gray | 23 November, 2008 | Reply

  3. Benjamin, that foul-mouthed Devil would say that … he has no evidence, just an obscene rant.

    Of course reducing Blood Alcohol Count increases road safety. Drink driving (even when a couple of units over the limit) claims many lives and reducing it to zero would stop people from having “just one or two extra drink.”

    Comment by WR | 24 November, 2008 | Reply


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