Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Inequality of treatment

About 9% (I think that's the latest figure) of road deaths are directly related to speeding. Yet policing of our roads is almost exclusively speed cameras now raising over £250,000 a day in fines (soon to go up 25% with a "victim levy").

Cameras don't catch insurance cheats, bald tyres, unsafe cars, unlicensed drivers...

Now I read that violent assault victims have gone up by 50% in terms of hospital admissions. Of these about 50% are alcohol related. Govt/police action - nowt.

Time to call time on our 24hr drinking experiment? Time to make sure kids aren't drinking? Time to stop the growth of alcopops that encourage children to drink sweet flavoured alcohol?

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