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Friday, 18 March 2016

Now anti driver MP's Committee Parrots Lies for profiteering & anti driver charities.

Transport Select Committee

Having ignored independent expert submissions of fact the committee has listened to the usual rag bag of vested interest and is publishing their lies as a result.


19. The National Police Chiefs Council told us that “enforcement of the Fatal 4 [ … ] remains a priority to reduce the numbers of people killed and seriously injured”.23
The Fatal 4 are:

• Drink and drug driving. A driver/rider being impaired by alcohol contributed to 4,741 accidents in 2014, 127 of which were fatal and 1,111 caused serious injuries. This was 8% of all fatal accidents and 6% of all serious accidents. A driver/rider being impaired by drugs (illicit and medicinal) contributed to 684 accidents in 2014, 47 of which were fatal and 197 caused serious injuries. This was 3% of all fatal accidents and 6% of all serious accidents.24

• Non-wearing of seatbelts. 336 of killed car occupants in 2014 were not wearing a seat belt, this is 21% of total car occupant deaths.25

 • Driving while distracted (use of mobile phone/device). A driver using a mobile phone is recorded as a contributory factor in relatively few accidents: 492 in 2014, 21 of which were fatal and 84 caused serious injury. This was 1% of all fatal accidents and less than 1% of all serious accidents. However, “distraction in vehicle” was a contributory factor in 3,200 accidents in 2014, 68 of which were fatal and 206 caused serious injury.27

 • Inappropriate speed. Driving too fast for conditions was a contributory factor in 7,737 accidents in 2014, 169 of which were fatal and 1,441 caused serious injury. This was 11% of all fatal accidents and 8% of serious accidents. Exceeding the speed limit was a contributory factor in 5,509 accidents, 254 of which were fatal and 1,199 caused serious injury. This was 16% of all fatal accidents and 7% of all serious accidents.26

Speed 21. Exceeding the speed limit was a contributory factor in 254 fatal accidents in 2014, 16% of all fatal accidents, as well as 1,199 serious accidents; this was the fourth most prevalent contributory factor in fatal collisions.29 This is distinct from “travelling too fast for conditions”, a factor in 169 fatal accidents (11% of all fatal accidents) in 2014, which does not necessarily imply exceeding the speed limit. Exceeding the speed limit can be  dealt with by a warning, an FPN, a diversionary course (the National Speed Awareness Court, NSAC), or court proceedings. With the increasing use of this course, FPNs for speeding have more than halved from a 2005 peak of 1.98 million to 743,100 in 2014.30The use of the NSAC has more than doubled over the same period.

34. Exceeding the speed limit is a contributory factor in 16% of fatal collisions. 

  Evidence ignored: (ii) An example of focusing on wrong causes can no better be demonstrated but by looking at the Fatal 4 campaign where ‘speeding’, simply to exceed a posted number which physically causes nothing, is included yet dangerous and careless driving, which undoubtedly cause death, are excluded.  Speeding however is very profitable and that is not a coincidence.

  And also this:
     Unfortunately the agencies themselves often prosecute for ‘speeding’ at very high speeds instead of the correct offence of dangerous driving. Rather like murder commences with assault, then ABH, then GBH first we don’t charge a murderer with assault even though it still applies, 150MPH, 80MPH over the limit, cannot still be just ‘speeding’. Were there to be a death as a result, the charge wouldn’t be death by speeding but by dangerous driving.  

See Drivers' Union Submission in full.

So the committee, in ignoring factual evidence and listening to a host of anti driver non experts, are publishing a serious lie which deflects from genuine and real accident causes. 

Why was this removed from the introduction to the submission?  'Evidence of Keith Peat, ex police road safety and driving expert on behalf of Drivers’ Union, a charitable road safety and driver’s group.'

Vicious anti driver witnesses with no road safety or accident cause credentials and those with fiscal vested interest accepted by the Committee are:

CTC & Roger Geffen 
Anti driver CTC example

CTC calling for more driver jail

Roger Geffen gets free reign at Select Committee

BRAKE the anti driver green charity:


BRAKE talking nonsense again

Brake deceiving the public yet again

BRAKE & vested interests


Appeal for honesty to NPCC & details of corrupt practice

The false police stats 19/20 forms on which the Committee rely.

The full Transport Report

The MP's who signed it off: 
Mary Glindon
Karl McCartney
Huw Merriman
Will Quince   
Iain Stewart
Graham Stringer
Louise Ellman (Chair)

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