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
34. Exceeding the speed limit is a contributory factor in 16% of fatal collisions.
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’
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:
Louise Ellman (Chair)
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