GEM welcomes new report on the value of roads policing
GEM Motoring Assist welcomes the recommendations made in a report on roads policing, published today. Acting on the report’s recommendations would make our roads much safer as well as disrupting the activities of criminals who use the roads.
The report, issued by the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) and part-funded by GEM, criticises a decade of cutback in roads policing, despite clear evidence that it is effective in making roads safer and in disrupting criminality.
GEM chief executive Neil Worth commented: “Our members support more enforcement. The public supports more enforcement. The report highlights the success of roads policing in improving levels of compliance with traffic laws and reducing road casualties. Effective roads policing has been shown to cut some types of collision by around a quarter.
“We welcome this report and urge the government to make roads policing a national priority. There should be no further cuts to roads policing – in fact we want an increase in the number of specialist roads policing officers who can support communities in ensuring there is no place for the minority of lawbreakers who pose such a threat to safety and security on our roads.”
The report, Roads Policing and its Contribution to Road Safety, can be downloaded from the PACTS website.
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