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|Our latest press releases are hosted at a Yahoo group page: (click here)|
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|About Safe Speed:
The Safe Speed road safety campaign is primarily the work of engineer-turned road safety analyst Paul Smith.
Since setting up Safe Speed in 2001, Paul Smith, 50, an advanced motorist and road safety enthusiast, and a professional engineer of 25 years UK experience, has carried out over 10,000 hours working on the campaign with well over 5,000 of those hours researching the overall effects of speed camera policy on UK road safety. In addition to those 10,000 hours, Paul has funded to campaign to the tune of £10,000. Since Pauls' death in Dec 07 Claire Armstrong continues the Campaign and continues to lobby Government for a return to proper and intelligent road safety.
We believe that this is more work in more detail than anything carried out by any other organisation. Paul's surprising conclusion is that overall speed cameras make our roads more dangerous. Paul has identified and reported a number of major flaws and false assumptions in the claims made for speed cameras, and the whole "speed kills" system of road safety.
The inescapable conclusion is that we should urgently return to the excellent road safety policies that gave us in the UK the safest roads in the World in the first place. Far from saving lives, speed cameras are a dangerous distraction.
Safe Speed does not campaign against speed limits or appropriate enforcement of motoring laws, but argues vigorously that automated speed enforcement is neither safe nor appropriate.
Safe Speed is very slimly funded by voluntary contributions to the web site. We are urgently seeking improved funding.
The Safe Speed web site contains more than 350,000 words of road safety analysis and information. We are seeking publishers for 'the book of the web site'.
It has turned out to be quite an amazing story and there are opportunities for journalists and broadcasters to explore how all this came about, what it means, and where road safety has gone so badly wrong.
The name "Safe Speed" refers to the excellent and necessary safe driving practice of a driver choosing a speed that allows him to stop safely within the distance that he knows to be clear. This is known as "the safe speed rule".
The Safe Speed logo - the letters "SS" in a speed limit roundel - is intended to communicate the idea that the "safe speed" for the circumstances should never be exceeded.
See information and analysis throughout the web site. For position, policy and copyright statements see the "front page". Naturally press release information, and the information on this page may be reproduced freely, but please don't publish our telephone numbers!
|Receiving Safe Speed press
Safe Speed issues frequent press releases and often provides unique information and a unique perspective at an early stage in news stories. There are two ways for you to receive our press information. We operate our own 'SMTP server' to deliver press release information by email direct to your inbox (first method only).
Firstly (and best) send us an email and request inclusion on our very fast direct email distribution system. (click here) or
Secondly join our new Yahoo groups press release distribution system. With this latter method you have control and can unsubscribe automatically. The main disadvantage is that on occasions Yahoo groups may delay distribution by an hour or two. An advantage is that you can receive our press releases anonymously if you sign up with an anonymous email account. The following Links control the Yahoo Group:
Index of older press releases
|PR100||19th November 2002||DfT and TRL completely fail to justify claims of danger from speed|
|PR101||28th February 2003||Speed camera law fails|
|PR102||10th December 2003||Safe Speed response to PACTS / SSI document|
|PR103||16th December 2003||Urgent Warning: Brake PR: Libel risk|
|PR104||17th December 2003||Safe Speed demands hard facts in road safety and issues a serious challenge|
|PR105||28th January 2004||Blunder in the rules for speed camera placement|
|PR106||3rd February 2004||Safe Speed deplores smear tactics|
|PR107||4th March 2004||Speed cameras in the wrong places|
|PR108||13th March 2004||Safe Speed Launches Free Public Forums|
|PR109||14th March 2004||Speed cameras in The Dock|
|PR110||1st April 2004||At Last: The truth about road accident causation|
|PR111||3rd April 2004||Speed camera evidence in doubt, warns Safe Speed|
|PR112||4th April 2004||Looking inside the 12.5%|
|PR113||8th April 2004||UK road safety performance disaster|
|PR114||9th April 2004||Speed camera days are numbered|
|PR115||14th April 2004||Small scale survey warns of speed camera danger|
|PR116||16th April 2004||Unintended consequences|
|PR117||18th April 2004||Our Maddest Speed Limit|
|PR118||20th April 2004||Real Ale, Real Issues, It's Highway Robbery!|
|PR119||21st April 2004||Conservatives: Good emphasis, bad plans|
|PR120||23rd April 2004||Fresh evidence of speed camera failure|
|PR121||29th April 2004||Comment on the 104mph Police Chief|
|PR122||12th May 2004||Spoof: Birth Kills|
|PR123||20th May 2004||Speeding is still normal behaviour|
|PR124||20th May 2004||Check your offence codes!|
|PR125||9th June 2004||Fatal flaw in PSNI claims says Safe Speed (originally Northern Ireland Only)|
|PR126||21st June 2004||Speed camera report is false|
|PR127||28th June 2004||Professors agree speed camera report is fraudulent|
|PR128||24th June 2004||Bad Policy Increases Road Death|
|PR129||25th June 2004||Deaths up in high camera areas|
|PR130||26th June 2004||The Findings Of Professor Mervyn Stone|
|PR131||15th July 2004||Continuing fraudulent speed camera claims|
|PR132||18th July 2004||The Great Speed Camera Con Trick|
|PR133||28th July 2004||Safe Speed calls for a full audit of Speed Cameras|
|PR134||4th August 2004||Killer Pillars - are safer cars actually causing more accidents?|
|PR135||3rd August 2004||Tory proposals a small step in the right direction|
|PR136||4th August 2004||Wide Support for Windscreen Pillar Revelations|
|PR137||14th August 2004||Speed Cameras bosses don't have a clue...|
|PR138||16th August 2004||Speed camera surveys are flawed|
|PR139||1st September 2004||You can't measure safe driving in miles per hour, Mr Darling|
|PR140||3rd September 2004||Play fair with the law says Safe Speed|
|PR141||6th October 2004||Weapons of Mass Distraction|
|PR142||8th October 2004||Don't cross near cameras warns Safe Speed|
Note: This log of press releases has been discontinued because there were frequently delays involved in making the latest available.
Latest press releases can always be viewed here.
Created 2002. Last update 8th November 2005