Friday, March 10, 2006

Ladyman Misleading Over Transport Police

According to Liberal Democrat Transport Spokeman Alistair Carmichael the Transport Minster Stephen Ladyman has been telling porkie pies over the number of police manning our roads. Last night on newsnight Ladyman said:

"The number of roads police has increased substantially in recent years."

However, new figures show that road traffic police numbers in England and Wales have actually declined by 5% since 2000. This will have As Alistair Carmichael said:

"Traffic police cannot be replaced with speed cameras or other automated systems.

"Though speed cameras have a crucial role to play, an over reliance on them at the expense of traffic police will not improve road safety."

However, over reliance on them would seem to should speedster Ladyman fine. As we found out yesterday, he can detect speed cameras but he can't detect speed cops quite so easily.

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