Safe Speed Forums

The campaign for genuine road safety
It is currently Thu Oct 28, 2021 16:27

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Brunstrom Roadshow
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 15:39 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 06:46
Posts: 16903
Location: Safe Speed
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_west/3652077.stm

Thirty at Brunstrom 'road show'

Less than 30 people turned out for a face-to-face meeting with the Chief Constable of North Wales Police Richard Brunstrom.

However, the event in Llandudno went on for almost three hours and there were lively exchanges about his views on drugs and speeding.

Mr Brunstrom plans to hold another 50 'road shows' across the force area.

He wants the public to be able to form their own impressions of him rather than having to rely on the media.

Mr Brunstrom said he was disappointed with the turnout at Thursday's meeting, but will look at whether future events can be better publicised.

There was general agreement about his policy to curb anti social behaviour, and he said the force were pioneers in Britain in using new powers against 'boy racers.'

Twenty one cars had been seized and they were not returned until £180 cash had been paid.

'Different impression'

But his views on drugs, and advocating the decriminalisation of heroin, with addicts treated as patients, did not meet with such approval.

In Britain, he said, billions went to organised criminals who provided drugs, and it was obvious that the present policy was not working.

When he gave details of how addicts could be treated and given safe heroin in controlled conditions, one member of the audience, a nurse, protested that cancer victims would not be happy about scarce NHS resources being used in such a way.

On speeding, Mr Brunstrom repeated his opinion that it was anti social behaviour, and he said it was a fact that about a third of road deaths in Britain were caused by speeding.

Mr Brunstrom urged motorists to buy a car with a speed limiter, saying he had one himself and so it was impossible to break the limit.

Local resident Neil Foden said: "It's a pity more people weren't here, they'd have got a different impression, perhaps from how Mr Brunstrom comes over in some of his interviews."

========================

Will someone please help me find the resources to compete directly? I want to do 50 road shows too!

_________________
Paul Smith
Our scrap speed cameras petition got over 28,000 sigs
The Safe Speed campaign demands a return to intelligent road safety


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 17:31 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 06:46
Posts: 16903
Location: Safe Speed
Brunstrom's "tour dates" are on the following page:

http://www.north-wales.police.uk/news/n ... ews_id=37&

So far we have:

Monday 26th April
Neuadd y Dref, Llangefni at 7pm

Friday 7th May
NEWI College, Wrexham at 7pm

I'll attend when possible. After all the web page says:

"Everyone is welcome to attend the 'Meet the Chief' session..."

_________________
Paul Smith
Our scrap speed cameras petition got over 28,000 sigs
The Safe Speed campaign demands a return to intelligent road safety


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 19:51 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 00:24
Posts: 2400
Location: Kendal, Cumbria
So RB has a 20mph speed limiter on his car then?

How strange...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 23:13 
Offline
Life Member
Life Member

Joined: Fri Apr 16, 2004 20:56
Posts: 59
Location: Alnwick, Northumberland
So Brunstrom wants the public to form their own impression of him rather than relying on the media. Sounds like the act of a desperate man whose controversial policys, which include, criminalizing the motoring public and the decriminalisation of heroin, which will be his own downfall.

Are we expected to review our opinion of him on this flimsy evidence?

The only words I'd appreciate hearing from a man who has contributed more to public disorder than any so called "criminal" is I RESIGN.

The sooner the better Richard.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 23:57 
Offline
User

Joined: Mon Mar 08, 2004 00:08
Posts: 748
Location: Grimsby
I thought it was the job of the police to enforce the law of the land, not make it.
I thought the job of making the law of the land was for politicians.
When he retires, maybe he will go into politics and enforce the law, wouldn't he make a wonderful transport minister, NOT.

_________________
Semper in excreta, nur quantitat variat.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2004 03:52 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 06:46
Posts: 16903
Location: Safe Speed
Here's how it appeared in the North Wales Daily Post on 21st April 2004:

Image

_________________
Paul Smith
Our scrap speed cameras petition got over 28,000 sigs
The Safe Speed campaign demands a return to intelligent road safety


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
[ Time : 0.038s | 15 Queries | GZIP : Off ]