Category Archives: Speeding

Should some people ever be allowed to drive again?

People like Robert Freeman, for instance. From the West Sussex County Times (story not online) – Horsham driver jailed for mowing down two soldiers A Horsham man has been jailed after mowing down two off-duty servicemen in his Land Rover. … Continue reading

Posted in Car dependence, Dangerous driving, Drink driving, Driving ban, Road safety, Speeding, The judiciary, Uncategorized | 15 Comments

‘A person of good character’

Travesties of justice aren’t exclusive to the United Kingdom. Elvira Sacirovic couldn’t bear going to court for the sentencing of a P-plater who killed her father while drag racing, out of fear he would walk free – and he did. Raymond … Continue reading

Posted in Road safety, Speeding, The judiciary, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

The Association Of British Drivers

On Tuesday morning, Malcolm Heymer, of the Association of British Drivers, was a witness at the House Of Commons Transport Select Committee, discussing ‘Road Safety’. You can hear the whole session here, if you choose to, but I have transcribed … Continue reading

Posted in Dangerous driving, Road safety, Speeding | 21 Comments

Road safety update

Some ‘road safety’ news from the last few days – In Sussex – A 61-year-old man has sadly died from injuries sustained when he collided with a white Ford Focus on the eastbound carriageway of the A27 at Chichester, between … Continue reading

Posted in Assault, Dangerous driving, Drink driving, Driving ban, Road safety, Speeding, The judiciary | 4 Comments

Just what is ‘smoothing traffic flow’?

In last week’s London Assembly motion on Cycle Safety (which you can view again here, around four hours in) Labour’s AM Val Shawcross made the following comments about Transport for London’s ‘smoothing traffic flow’ agenda, and how the policy is, in … Continue reading

Posted in 20 mph limits, Boris Johnson, Car dependence, Dangerous driving, Infrastructure, London, Road safety, Smoothing traffic flow, Speeding, Transport for London | 3 Comments

‘Careless’ driving

From the Daily Mail – A ‘callous’ barmaid hatched a cover story with her uninsured boyfriend to ‘save their own skins’ moments after he killed a cyclist in her car. Lauren Mellish, 22, was in the vehicle with Alex Dexter, … Continue reading

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Assenizing a street in Horsham

New Street is possibly one of the narrowest streets in Horsham. At the location shown in the picture below, the carriageway is 5 metres wide, with pavements of 2 metres and 1.5 metres wide, giving a total width of 8.5 … Continue reading

Posted in Horsham, Infrastructure, Road safety, Speeding, The Netherlands, Town planning | 13 Comments

Stupid letter of the week

From The Resident, November 4th – Barbara Duggan writes – With reference to the campaign to stop speeding traffic in Southwater, why should the responsibility always be put on the motorist to slow down below the official speed limit? How true. … Continue reading

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