Car insurance: County aims to cut speeds

Monday, 03 September 2007

One local council is aiming to make the roads a safer place by telling motorists to cut their speeds on country roads.

Launched in Gloucestershire, the Speak Up Slow Down campaign features a poster with injuries and a car crash as a means of encouraging road users to watch their speed, reports the Citizen.

It aims to enable passengers to speak their minds if they are afraid of the velocity.

A spokesperson for the Gloucestershire Safety Camera Partnership said: "Many young people will have been in a car and clung on to the seat or stamped on an imaginary brake pedal, when really they should have just said something to slow the driver down."

In addition to the risk of causing a serious accident, speeding drivers could face points on their licence and higher car insurance premiums. Furthermore, other offences such as driving while using a mobile phone can cause a £60 charge and other repercussions.

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