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RAC calls for rethink over speeding penalties

THE RAC Foundation is calling on the Government to introduce re-education schemes instead of penalty points for speeding.

It wants the Government to tackle speeding drivers by increasing speed awareness courses as an alternative to automatic penalties. The Foundation believes driver training alters drivers' perceptions more than fines.

The views are part of a four-point manifesto issued by the Foundation which also covers speed limits, speed limit signs and driver attitudes. Kevin Delaney, traffic and road safety manager at the RAC Foundation, said: 'Speed cameras are an integral and essential part of the nation's road safety strategy but they have polarised public opinion, politicised road safety and personalised the debate as well as criminalising millions of motorists over the past four years.'

The Foundation also wants to improve frequency and visibility of speed limit signs and increase the use of interactive signs.

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