Fleet News

Call for zero tolerance to speeding

THE UK's top traffic police officer has called for a policy of zero tolerance towards motorists who break the 30mph limit. Assistant Chief Constable Paul Manning says that with 70% of motorists speeding in urban areas, the risk of injury and death to pedestrians, particularly children, is too great.

He said: 'People are seven times more likely to die in road traffic accidents than be murdered, so speeding should be taken more seriously. I would like to see this year's all-time low for road deaths of 3,500 cut by a further 10% - one life a day - by putting more emphasis on speeding.

New detection equipment is so accurate that enforcement should be tightened. At present the police will only stop drivers doing more than 35mph to allow for a margin of error in equipment, but this is no longer necessary and should end.'

Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of John Lewis vouchers.

Every issue of Fleet News the editor picks his favourite comment from the past two weeks – get involved for your chance to appear in print and win!

Login to comment


No comments have been made yet.

Compare costs of your company cars

Looking to acquire new vehicles? Check how much they'll cost to run with our Car Running Cost calculator.

What is your BIK car tax liability?

The Fleet News car tax calculator lets you work out tax costs for both employer and employee