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UK electricity generation sources and costs

This website gives a complete breakdown of current electricity generation sources. Included are tranfers with and within Europe. The current prices/Mwatt are also available in each European country. Just click on the link
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HERMES for driver intructors

High Impact approach for Enhancing Road safety through More Effective communication Skills for driving instructors"
research and a report Funded by the European Commission. Quote p32 … Car accidents are a result of human behaviour. car driving implies constantly making choices. In this sense car driving is a challenging task and it
becomes obvious when we compare it for example with a captain of an airline plane whose freedom of choice is a great deal smaller. Human behaviour is in addition to knowledge and skills .....
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Policy Exchange has called for elected police commissioners

Every town should have an elected police commissioner responsible for meeting the needs of local people, a think tank said. Direct public accountability would deliver a radical shift in how our neighbourhoods are made safe, a report by Policy Exchange said. The study, Partners in Crime, said a commissioner should be elected to represent each smallest policing area, known as a basic command unit. It also recommended the abolition of police authorities because few people know who they are or what they do.

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End in Sight for London Cameras

PR630: Safespeed press release, Claire from Safe Speed states in response to this good news from London ….
"We are delighted, Londoner's will soon be able to watch the road with their full and undivided attention We had the safest roads in the World until the advent of camera's in 1992, we need a return to excellent education, engineering and enforcement by well trained traffic police. PPP key point . ALL the nation’s road users must show, in their daily driving behaviour, that they do not need to be monitored & controlled
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US State of Maine bans use of ticket cameras

Lawmakers in Maine say no thanks to revenue enhancements via ticket cameras. They are the 14th state to outlaw the enforcement tool. Maine Gov. John Baldacci signed into law a bill to prevent the state, or communities within the state, from tapping the use of photo enforcement to nab drivers breaking traffic laws. The state joins Mississippi and Montana in banning the technology this year.

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Australian 'national treasure' banged up for three years. An Australian judge has lied his way to a three year jail term after receiving a speeding ticket for driving at just 6mph over the limit. Owning up and paying the fine through the post would have cost $77 and the price of a stamp. The sentence means Marcus Einfield will go on record as the first Australian judge to be sent to prison. Following a bizarre case where he first blamed the ticket on a visiting American professor – subsequently found to be dead at the time.
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Sweden's vision Zero road safety policy.

There's more to roads than safety…A transport policy with the sole aim to cut deaths to zero - where’s the vision in that? Ironic, isn't it? I spend my whole life complaining of the lack of vision in modern transport planning - then they finally come up with one, and it's called 'Vision Zero'
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News from the USA…Red light cameras too good

News from the USA.Red light cameras too good & some cities rethink devices as drivers pay heed, reducing fine revenue.
Last week, Dallas officials reviewed the numbers and decided that a quarter of the cameras they had installed to catch motorists running red lights were too effective. So they shut them down. They are not alone, municipalities across the country are reconsidering red light cameras.

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North Wales Police deputy chief to step down

Deputy chief constable Clive Wolfendale will leave in September to become chief executive of CAIS, Wales’ leading drug and alcohol treatment charity. Alun Lewis, vice chairman of North Wales Police Authority, said: "Mr Wolfendale joined the North Wales Police in 2001 following 25 years’ service with Greater Manchester Police. He was promoted to his current position in 2004. "Mr Wolfendale will lead the force during the summer following the retirement of Richard Brunstrom. He will be supported by ACC Ian Shannon as Acting DCC
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Florida Highway Patrol

Code of Ethics. As a member of the Florida Highway Patrol, my fundamental duty is to serve humankind and to safeguard lives and property. To protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional Rights of all people to liberty, equality and justice. I recognise the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service
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Officers of NWPF to Australia

The PPP support good POSITIVE ideas to improve safety on our roads and we include those below.
Brunstrom sent two officers of NWPF to Australia to ‘look at speed camera operations’ BUT they did they consider? far more positive recent initiatives! to cut young driver fatalities in Australia.
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Traffic Cameras Cleveland

The Cancers spread, we should be proud! Just two from 100s Soon-to-be the Most Hated British Import to Ohio — Traffic Cameras Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell may have stumbled upon her budget crisis solution: cameras that give traffic tickets automatically. Even the PD likes it:
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John Lambert and safespeed

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Arrive Alive South Africa

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Safespeed philosophy

An Australian Experts explanation of the ‘safespeed’ philosophy By John Lambert MIEAust, CPEng Bachelor of Engineering, ARMIT “The speeding issue is not nearly as clear cut as it is portrayed. “
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DISSAPOINTING UK ROAD SAFETY PERFORMANCE The UK roads are showing the poorest improvement of any European country. The DfT Report: ‘Tomorrow's roads - safer for everyone’: The first three year review…… stated: "We are particularly concerned that the number of fatalities on our roads each year has not continued to fall since 1998. It is understood that this is a problem across Europe."
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Road tunnel pollution in Oz

The story below, from our Australian supporters, is a warning to us about hazards in the tunnels on the A55 at Penmaenmawr/bach and Conwy which only have thro. flow fans which are designed to be assisted by prevailing wind pressure and traffic flow. Contra flow and stationary traffic may generate severe pollution.
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