Brake refutes MCN’s ‘Vision Zero’ claims

13.06 | 22 September 2010 | | 1 comment

Brake, the road safety charity, is refuting the report in Motorcycle News (MCN) which says that the road safety charity is backing a casualty reduction policy whose author once said motorcycles must be removed from the roads.

MCN says that Brake is lobbying the government to adopt the ideas of Claes Tingvall, a Swede who once said: “We must prevent the recruiting of new motorcyclists. In long-term thinking, I regret to say that motorcycles must go.”

Speaking to Road Safety GB, Julie Townsend, Brake’s campaigns director, pointed out that Brake’s vision is ‘Target Zero, not ‘Vision Zero’. She also stated that there is no reference in Target Zero to motorcycles or motorcyclists.

Brake is preparing a formal response to the MCN article, which we will publish when we receive it.

Click here to read Brake’s Target Zero vision statement.

Click here to read the MCN report.


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    I refer to Brake’s vision statement, and the paragraph entitled, “Enforcement”, Item 2 & 3. Sometimes they get it right.
    Well done.

    Roy Buchanan, Sutton
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