Oxfordshire drivers committed more than 13,800 speeding and dangerous driving offences last year, new figures reveal today.
The figures, which show drivers’ home addresses but not where offences were committed, have been released by road safety charity Brake.
Road users have been urged to look out for each other as the charity launches its national Road Safety Week today.
The family of 10-year-old Freddie Perry from Didcot, killed in a road traffic accident last September, said they “completely supported” the campaign.Well, that’s convincing. Who could possibly ignore the moral authority of a grieving family?
Freddie’s father Lea, 41, said: “I am more than behind Brake’s campaign.
“It makes me cringe to think other people will go through what we are going through, and they will. We are just trying to reduce that.
“We’ve all driven carelessly, I drive a bus every day for a living and I see people driving like complete idiots.”Oh, indeed. And sometimes, you see people crossing the road engrossed in their mobiles like idiots too…
I wonder why Brake doesn’t campaign about that..?
Or the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, for that matter, who is also climbing aboard the 20mph bandwagon?