Damian Green, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport today unveiled a series of proposals which, he claims, will encourage safer driving by introducing 'realistic' speed limits and cracking down on the most dangerous drivers.
He said: 'We think responsible drivers have been badly hit by this Government and we want to make driving less of a misery.
'What we are proposing today is a series of common sense, practical measures which will get the Government off the back of the sensible driver and restore confidence in the way we enforce the speed limit.'
In a series of new policies the Conservatives has announced they will:
Campaigning organisation Safe Speed said the pledge was a 'small step in the right direction'.
Paul Smith, founder of the Safe Speed road safety campaign, said: 'It's great to see the Tories moving in the right direction for road safety, but it is disappointing that they are still not digging down to the fundamental principles.'
It called for a complete review of the role of speed limits in road safety in the light of technological improvements.