28 October 2003

The campaign started last week by Autocar and the RAC Foundation has made big waves in Westminster and around the country.

Talking Sense on Speed made headlines in papers and TV reports, and has won backing from politicians and motorists’ groups. The Department for Transport is now studying our research.

The campaign calls for a halt to the over-reliance on speed cameras — the number of tickets issued has doubled since ’95 — and education rather than penalties.

David Holmes, chairman of the RAC Foundation, has written to transport secretary Alistair Darling and the home secretary, David Blunkett, to lobby for their support.

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