The role of key groups and organisations
116. The many speed reduction measures which need
to be taken will be implemented by many organisations, including
local authorities, police authorities, Government departments
and their agencies. In this section we consider how effectively
they have undertaken their task and what improvements should be
made. One of the most important changes required is in people's
attitude to speed: if all drivers drove at lower and more responsible
speeds, enforcement and traffic calming would be unnecessary.
Because of their concern about attitudes, many of the witnesses
submitted evidence about the role of the media and the motor industry.
Much of it was very critical.