December 14, 2007
On this day:

Paul Smith R.I.P.

Paul Smith, founder of Safe Speed died last night from a suspected stroke or heart attack at the age of 52.

Since founding Safe Speed in 2001 Paul, an engineer for 25 years, spent many thousands of hours investigating the effects of speed cameras on road safety and their knock on effects. A vocal critic of the government's policies toward road safety he proposed promoting good driving practices and teaching methods to new and old drivers.

I never met Paul, only knowing him from visiting the Safe Speed forum and regret that I never met the man who put so much of his life and energy trying to convince politicians that speed cameras weren't the answer to improving the rate of killed and seriously injured drivers which once saw the United Kingdom lead the way in road safety.

My sincere condolences go out to Paul's family and all of those who were close to him.

If you are passionate about road safety please visit Safe Speed and donate to their cause.

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