Real Ale, Real Issues, It's Highway Robbery!
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 release date: 20th April 2004 number: PR118

Real Ale, Real Issues, It's Highway Robbery!

News: For immediate release

Northumberland Brewery have announced the availability of a new ale called "Highway Robbery". This follows a couple of chance encounters between Dave Roberts, the brewery boss, and speed cameras.

Dave said: "This is my small protest against unnecessary and unwanted road side mugging machines."

The pump crest shows a speed camera in Dick Turpin guise complete with eye patch and twin pistols.

Paul Smith, founder of the Safe Speed road safety campaign said: "I hope Dave's protest brings the real issues to a wider audience. It's about time that the Government owned up to the fact that they have destroyed the earlier excellent trends in UK road safety."

Paul continues: "It's great to see that the British spirit for light hearted yet effective protest is alive and well and living in Northumberland. We wish Dave Roberts and his team every success with the new beer."

Dave said: "Stagecoaches used to run from York to Edinburgh and highwaymen would rob them. Now you can get robbed and not even know about it until the letter comes through the post demanding £60!"


Notes for editors:

Contact Northumberland Brewery:

Dave Roberts
tel: 01670 822112

Highway Robbery pump logo: (as above)
And the logo in high res:

About Safe Speed:

Since setting up Safe Speed in 2001, Paul Smith, 48, an advanced motorist and road safety enthusiast, and a professional engineer of 25 years UK experience, has carried out in excess  of 4,500 hours of research into the overall effects of speed camera policy on UK road safety. We believe that this is more work in more detail than anything carried out by any other organisation. Paul's surprising conclusion is that overall speed cameras make our roads more dangerous. Paul has identified and reported a number of major flaws and false assumptions in the claims made for speed cameras, and the whole "speed kills"  system of road safety. 

The inescapable conclusion is that we should urgently return to the excellent road safety policies that gave us in the UK the safest roads in the World in the first place.

Safe Speed does not campaign against speed limits or appropriate enforcement of motoring laws, but argues vigorously that automated speed enforcement is neither safe nor appropriate. 

Contact Safe Speed:

email :
telephone: 01862 832000 anytime. 
mobile: 07799 045553 
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Location: North Scotland 

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