|London, 23 Sep 2002.
For immediate release.
'Setting a safe speed for the conditions is a key element of safe driving, but simply telling everyone to slow down is simplistic and unrealistic. We need a coherent approach to road safety and one that recognises ALL road users need to take responsibility for safety, not just drivers.'ABD chairman Brian Gregory said:
'The level of child casualties is scandalous. It is unfortunate that many pressure groups and authorities misuse child fatalities to get speed limits lowered and cameras installed when speed is not necessarily the problem. In their vigour to do this, they fail to address the real cause of the accident and the fatality levels do not fall.'McArthur-Christie continues:
'Hammering the "speed kills" mantra sends the message that all you have to do to avoid killing a child is stick to a limit. Nothing could be further from the truth.'The Association of British Drivers calls for an integrated programme of road safety measures to address the real causes of accidents, including: