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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:35 
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6744179.stm

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Experts advise on road death rise

Deaths rose but there was a fall in the number of serious injuries
An expert panel will be brought in to advise the government on safety following an increase in the number of people killed on Scotland's roads.

Transport minister Stewart Stevenson expressed disappointment after official figures showed a 10% rise in deaths last year, compared to 2005.

He said the panel would be drawn from across Scotland and would form part of a 10-year safety improvement vision.

A total of 314 people died in 2006, 28 more than the previous year.

There were also 14 more child deaths, according to the Scottish Executive statistics.

Downward trend

Mr Stevenson said he hoped the figures would serve as a wake-up call to drivers who put lives at risk.

"We must ingrain a deeper understanding of road safety and develop a more responsible attitude among young people," he added.

"We have the chance to shape their behaviour before they even step into a vehicle."

The new panel will bring together police, driving experts, road safety organisations and the children's commissioner.

The government has also decided to roll out a programme to help primary pupils learn about road safety.

Despite the rise in deaths last year, there has been a longer-term overall downward trend in road accident fatalities, while the latest figures also revealed there had been a drop in the number of people seriously injured and "slightly injured".


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would serve as a wake-up call to drivers who put lives at risk.

Lets hope it serves as a wake up call to the GOVERNMENT!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 13:07 
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while the latest figures also revealed there had been a drop in the number of people seriously injured and "slightly injured"!


I wonder how big a drop and if this was due to under reporting again?

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An expert panel will be brought in to advise the government on safety following an increase in the number of people killed on Scotland's roads.


Remove speed cameras, put more Trafpols on the roads, teach kids the Green Cross Code and new drivers COAST.

£400,000 please. :drink2:

(What ... it took me as long to type this as it did to design the Olympic logo :roll: )

Edited to fix poor quoting :oops:

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An expert panel will be brought in to advise the government on safety following an increase in the number of people killed on Scotland's roads.


Who will concur that the quantity of cameras was not sufficient to work - forgone conclusion - need more cameras

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Mr Stevenson said he hoped the figures would serve as a wake-up call to drivers who put lives at risk.


Nothing about the "Safety organisations " working to educate drivers though.

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The new panel will bring together police, driving experts, road safety organisations and the children's commissioner.


At least they included one effective group in this,AND THEY THOUGHT OF THE CHILDREN :roll:


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The government has also decided to roll out a programme to help primary pupils learn about road safety.


Bet that's not teaching the Green Cross Code.

R1Nut - You forgot the logo ( forgoe £300,000) :lol:

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I vote for Paul Smith to head up the panel :thumbsup:

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supertramp wrote:
I vote for Paul Smith to head up the panel :thumbsup:


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