It's a funny thing, I had assumed that road safety for Gov't Departments & Police was always going to be generic "speed kills" and sticking camera's everywhere.
I know this is going to annoy the Victorians keen for these measures, but down here in little old Tassie, I saw not 1, but 2 Gov't ads targeting driver behaviour the other night. Not to mention there is a much more visible Police presence on the roads, both by updating the appearance of the cars, and the numbers on the road. It's about time that someone decided to take some initiative and start to target real issues.
Don't get me wrong, we still have our problems, as we are looking at losing the dragway & gymkhana's due to it being labelled "hooning", but I'd sure rather it in a controlled envirenment, than on the roads.
I can only hope that attitudes change towards road safety & that eventually we do get better driver training & testing, even if it means I need to resit a test!
My other comment concerns the revenue of speed cameras. It's one thing to say that they are raising money, and by having to use real police & cars that it'll cost too much money, but when compared to how much is spent on treatment of peaople & investigations of accidents, i'm sure it would pail into insignificance.
anyway just my 2c.