Sure wasn't it Paul Jakma <paulj at alphyra.ie>
sometime around Wed, 9 Apr 2003 10:03:48 +0100 (IST) said:
> > It certainly seems that since the introduction of penalty points,
> > the number of road deaths has gone down significantly.
>> it has not. either february or march had one of the worst RTA fatality
> rates in years.
>Indeed, I read in a paper at the weekend, I think it was the Sunday World,
that there had been 9 fatalities on the roads in the previous 7 days
alone. Add to that another death on Sunday night makes 10 in 8 days. And
since the Gardai have already said that instances of speeding have come
down by something like 70% since the introduction of the penalty points
system, it seems unsound to say that speed is the sole cause of accidents
on our roads. Whether any of this will make a difference to the whole
"slow down boys" add campaign and to our insurance costs will be one to
watch out for.
Email: Paul Askins <paul.askins at adbvdesign.analog.com>
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