12/9/2004Top UK Cop Attacks Speed Limits
Richard Brunstrom, top cop for the North Wales Police, admits that speed limits are bonkers.
A top UK police chief -- and speed camera advocate -- is complaining that the UK government will not review speed limits. Calling the limit at many sites "bonkers", he urges reform of the system.
THE Chief Constable whose use of speed cameras has sparked anger yesterday branded many speed limits "bonkers" and called for a reform of the system.
Richard Brunstrom of North Wales Police said too many drivers didn't accept cameras were a safety device. John Maxwell, chairman of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, told him his policies made drivers feel "targeted, vulnerable and alienated". He accused him of a "dismal failure to sell" the safety benefits.
Mr Brunstrom said his appeals to the Government for a review of speed limits had "fallen on deaf ears." He told the IAM: "All of us can think of a speed limit not 200 metres from our address that is barmy, utterly bonkers."