Select Committee on Transport, Local Government and the Regions Ninth Report

The role of key groups and organisations

116. The many speed reduction measures which need to be taken will be implemented by many organisations, including local authorities, police authorities, Government departments and their agencies. In this section we consider how effectively they have undertaken their task and what improvements should be made. One of the most important changes required is in people's attitude to speed: if all drivers drove at lower and more responsible speeds, enforcement and traffic calming would be unnecessary. Because of their concern about attitudes, many of the witnesses submitted evidence about the role of the media and the motor industry. Much of it was very critical.

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