” A blatant tax on the motorist” said Cllr. Peter Greenhalgh, in charge of highways, transport and strategic planning in the town, he added
“Isn’t it better to have a road that is designed to be safe from the start, rather than sticking a camera there to catch people who may or may not be driving dangerously? We treat road safety very, very seriously but we pay about £400,000 a year to the road safety partnership – money which goes straight into the Government’s pockets.
Almost half of motorists do not think speed cameras improve road safety according to new survey results from whatcar.com.
For fatal accidents the most frequently reported contributory factor was loss of control, which was involved in 35 per cent of road deaths. Failure to look properly was the most frequently reported contributory factor and was involved in 32 per cent of all injury accidents. Five of the six most frequently reported contributory factors were some kind of driver or rider error or reaction.
How many cops in Alberta are arrested annually for drunk driving coming home after work from being at the Police Tavern too.
The money hungry Conservatives in Alberta, the Calgary and the Edmonton Police forces and the Liberals in Ontario they can all learn from this
A study of the figures in the British Medical Journal showed a gap between police and hospital data showed a wide divergence in these figures said one of the authors of the article, Mike Gill, professor of public health at Surrey University. The Police are known to lie, and they try to please their political bosses , to get a raise by generating revenue from traffic tickets.
The survey of the Canadian vital statistics database, made up of information from death certificates, shows that 97,964 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents during the past quarter-century. However, the annual number of deaths dropped 52 per cent to 2,875 in 2004 from 5,933 in 1979.
Nearly three-quarters of those killed in these accidents were male, and motorists at either end of the age spectrum had higher-than-average death rates.
Pedestrians accounted for 12 per cent of motor vehicle deaths, followed by motorcyclists and drivers of all-terrain and other off-road vehicles.
Elderly pedestrians were also found to be more than three times likelier than the general population to be killed in motor vehicle accidents. The study does not explain why.
Rural roads proved particularly treacherous for drivers. Sixty-two per cent of fatal collisions in 2004 took place in rural areas.
Yukon had the highest death rate at 16.4 deaths per 100,000 people. Newfoundland and Labrador and Ontario were the only two provinces and territories reporting a death rate lower than the national average of nine for every 100,000 people.
The study notes that while death rates have fallen, the ubiquitous use of cell phones and BlackBerrys while driving pose a danger to drivers.
CBC.ca – Alberta has been particularly hard-hit by recession-fed job losses, with young people and unemployed men claiming federal Employment Insurance benefits in near record numbers, Statistics Canada said Tuesday.
EI benefits soar to record level in May Ottawa Citizen
Some Ostrich cop lovers like to remain in the dark as to how bad the cops now really are too.. well many more see the truth about the cops..
Too many COPS, persons distort the LAW. it’s meaning still too. Unacceptable.
The specific Laws are created for a reason and given a certain set of conditions and circumstances. When the circumstances or situation are not present then the law is basically not applicable. (2 Cor 3:6 KJV) for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
WE ARE NOT TO WALK “Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 5:9
Jude 18-19 “”How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.”
Here is what I know for sure in Canada proper policing, management , supervision human rights commissions are a real fact of life, society, in schools, life, in churches, governments, commerce, institutions, civil and public services, professional services too, and elsewhere, even on the net, for you will always have those 30 percent at least of the persons who will try to cheat, lie , steal, bend the rules, falsely believe they are above the laws, Self regulation alone is too often pretentious, farcical, often not applied as well. That applies especially to the professionals, civil and public services, police, municipalities, politicians now as well..
Surrey 6 allegation lowers RCMP morale CBC.ca RCMP in Metro Vancouver acknowledge staff morale has suffered following the revelation a senior investigator on the notorious Surrey Six homicide investigation is himself under investigation.The officer, a member of the regional homicide investigation team, was assigned to desk duty after an allegation came to light in December that he was carrying on an inappropriate relationship with a potential witness in the case.- The RCMP have been under fire in BC in recent years after incidents involving the use of stun guns, deaths in custody, and drinking and driving.
“A senior British Columbia Mountie says the province’s solicitor general should have been told about allegations that an investigator in the Surrey Six case had an inappropriate relationship with a witness, but cannot explain why the information was not passed on to the cabinet member in charge of policing.“He should have been informed. I can’t say why that wasn’t done,” Chief Superintendent Janice Armstrong said , noting allegations of the relationship involving a member of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) were first raised in early December 2009Mike Farnworh, the NDP critic for the solicitor general, said he found it odd that Mr. Heed was not brought into the loop on the situation.“I would think he would have been made aware that this was taking place,” said Mr. Farnworth.The failure to do so, he said, “probably says a lot about the government. They have been out of touch and out of the loop on a lot of issues.” http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/bc-solicitor-general-left-in-the-dark-about-surrey-six-scandal/article1446399/