Proof that the 'Speed Kills' campaign is about money, not safety

Thanks Geoff

 

 

Most people realise that the prevalence of traffic and parking fines are
Only
> about Revenue and have almost nothing to do with safety but few people
have any
> Hard Evidence about it. Well it's here.
>
> I have only touched on the main points of information I have on the
Traffic
> Fine Scam but you can get more detail by going to
www.roadsense.com.au
>
> There is the group of Victorian Police Sergants who contacted the Herald
Sun
> to tell them that they were Sick of being Used in a 'Blatent Revenue
Raising
> SCAM'.
>
> Harry Brelsford has created a website and book on the subject. According
to
> his
> research less than 2% of road deaths in Queensland happen Above the speed
> limit. Even this 2% includes known suicides and police car chases so its
> estimated that the REAL figure is closer to 1%.
> A UK study found that excessive speed 'was a factor'(but not the cause) of
only
> 7.3% of accidents.
>
www.abd.org.uk/one third.htm
>
> The whole point of speed cameras is to reduce the number of serious and
fatal
> accidents, but the data shows the Reverse. As a result of this
information
> British Columbia in Canada Scrapped its speed cameras.
>
> Due to a quirky situation Montana, USA and couple of other states had No
Road
> Laws for a time. Recently road laws were reintroduced in Montana so a
> comparison can be made. Since the road laws were reintroduced the death
toll
> on the roads has Doubled. Average speeds were recorded before and after
the
> road laws, people only drove 4MPH faster when there were No Speed limits.
>
www.hwysafety.com/hwy montana 2001.htm
>
> An RARU report showed that in Adelaide 68% of fatalities happened by
vehicles
> turning at Intersections and another 8% included pedestrians and cyclists
so
> all of those deaths happened Below the speed limit. Only 25% of
fatalities
> happen Between intersections on straight stretches of road so Why are most
of
> the speed cameras and radars concentrated there ?
>
> The American National Centre of Policy Analysis is a non-profit,
non-partisan
> public policy research organisation. They say that "no consistant
correlation
> between speed enforcement and traffic safety can be found".
>
www.ncpa.org/pd/regulat/pd052599d.html
>
> Autobahns in Europe have no higher accidient rate then our freeways
in spite of
> the fact that they drive Much faster.
>
> Italy recently Raised its speed limits, their Transport Minister saying
that
> Faster drivers are more alert, safer drivers.
>
> There have been lots of problems with the unreliabiblity of the Speed
Cameras
> e.g. The old Datsun that was clocked doing 160 kmph. A test of the car
under
> controlled conditions, showed that the car wan't capable of attaining 160
kmph
> but the police would have continued to prosecute the owner except for the
fact
> that she went on TV.
>
> A graph shows that since 1995 speed camera countries road fatalities have
> become worse than the non-sped camera countries by 1250 lives per year.
>
www.safespeed.org.uk/international2.html
>
> Most drivers are caught doing Under 15 kmph over the speed limit.
According to
> Canadian research we are Safest when we are driving Over the speed limit
by
> this amount. US research has shown that those who speed moderately tend to
be
> the Safest drivers. Conversely it's the Slowest drivers that are the most
> Risky.
>
www.sense.bc.ca
>
> In Victoria they are creating 330 000 new offenders every year, what sort
of
> law is that ? Nearly Half of Victoria's 3.5 million motorists are
Offenders.
>
> Motorists will notice that the vigilance in traffic enforcement is matched
by
> the retreat from catching criminals. This will alienate the public's view
of
> police.
>
> Authorities tell us that Christmas is the most dangerous time of year to
be on
> the road. Let's look at the facts. In 2002 there were 1715 deaths in
Australia
> which averages out to 4.7 per day. Over that Christmas holiday period the
> death rate averaged out to 4.4 per day, so that dispels that theory.
>
> Queensland has a road safety campaign called 'Every K is a killer'. The
> information in it so factually incorrect that had a commercial enterprise
run
> it it would have to be taken off the air for being Misleading.
>
> An American 40-year-old, alchohol free is Less likely to be killed over a 600
mile stretch in
> a car than if they did the same distance by plane.
>
> Now in Montana vehicle confiscation is legal and common for minor traffic
> infractions, mothers are thrown into jail for not wearing a Seat belt, and
the
> public gladly go along with this, believing it's for road safety. The big
> question is How long before that comes Here ?
>
> Gatso, the speed camera manufacturers promote themselves to governments as
> being
> the most popular makers of "Flash for Cash" in the world.
>
> A Secret Bonus of up to $104 000- a MONTH is being handed to the operators
of
> Victoria's mobile speed cameras. Senior managers of that company
travelled
> First Class, stayed in 5 Star motels and are amongst the highest paid
> Executives.
>
> Class action against NSW
http://members.dodo.net.au/~glennat
>
> Websites worth a look :-
>
www.radar.com.au/aust/editorial.html Scroll down to "The political
scams"
>
www.aussiemotorists.com
>
www.atsb.gov.au/road/stats/current.cfm
>
www.issaacschambers.com.au/public/xcops.html
>
www.rslip.com
>
www.cato.org/new/catonew-05-99.html
>
www.dropbears.com/b/broughsbooks/autos/traffic violations
>
www.roadsafety.net/SPEED/speeding.html
>
www.standards.com.au/catalogue/script/Details.asp?DocN=stds000006010
>
www.carpoint.com.au/roadsafety
>
> You can buy Harry Brelsford's book "Under the Radar" for $35- from PO Box
975
> Broadbach QLD 4218 or Fax (07) 5526-7103
> VISA, MC, BC and AMEX accepted.
>
>
>
> Vic Transport Minister
> Peter Batchelor
> peter.bachelor@parliament.vic.gov.au
>
> Vic. Shadow Transport Minister
> Terry Mulder
> terence.mulder@parliament.vic.gov.au
>
> Fed. Min. for Transport
> John Anderson
> john.anderson.MP@aph.gov.au
>

 

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