Thursday 20 July 2017

An easier way to make roads safer

A Very clever chap once defined thrift as: "Not so much saving, as more avoiding waste." I was reminded of this very accurate definition while reading of the gardai -- with the backing of the Road Safety Authority -- spending €65m on cameras to stop drivers speeding.

I emphasise "stop" as it is obvious that cameras do not stop anyone speeding (don't forget motorcycles). They may punish those photographed, by a fine, which most don't pay, or by penalty points, but stop them? Certainly not.

This is where the waste surfaces -- not only in euro but much more importantly in the loss of life or horrendous injuries on our roads caused by the careless, reckless and dangerous driving of a high proportion of our drivers.

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