Today’s report by RoadPeace shows the urgent need to reverse the cuts to traffic police, enforce the rules of the road and provide genuine justice for the victims of dangerous and careless driving. Cutting the number of traffic police by over a quarter was always going to lead to less enforcement of certain offences and an increased reliance on cameras. It seemed inevitable to me that an increasing number of drivers would be getting away with causing death and serious injury, as overstretched police failed to investigate or pursue people. Hit and runs have increased, while the victims struggle to find justice.
The solution is simple, increased funding for more traffic police and also teams of specialist investigators who can ensure all road deaths and serious injuries are properly dealt with. Put the government cuts into reverse.
It is being announced today that I’ve become a patron of RoadPeace. it is an organisation I very much value and support.