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Road safety charity says candidates for Police Commissioners are going in blind on road safety
The Drivers Union, a group of road safety driving experts, asking candidates if they will curtail vested interest, road safety and the unnecessary prosecution of drivers, are concerned by replies that, ill briefed, candidates will be exploited .
Keith Peat, founder of the group, explains: ‘One of the primary aims of our charity is to rid road safety of amateurism. As it stands, any Tom, Dick and Harry, whether in government, civil service, local politics and profiteers have a major say in this life & death issue and leaves the door wide open for profiteering. We see these commissioners, if independent, as the end of flawed road safety just for profit and the mercenary attitude to drivers also profit based.’
The group are contacting all candidate commissioners direct and are appalled at the naivety of the responses being received. ‘They will be like lambs to the slaughter and road safety will be the victim’ Says Keith.
The group have provided an easy copy and paste letter for drivers to send to their candidates as well as a copy and print poster/car sticker on the site http://www.youdrive.co