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Question 4 - we asked:

Would costs be reduced if police apprehended bad drivers rather than spending time dealing with crashes caused by such driving?

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6 of the 7 candidates (86%) who were asked this question responded as below.

Those candidate(s) which were elected are highlighted.

(Conservative Party)

Yes of course. This goes without saying. It relates to the whole county including our major roads such as the A14. I am amazed still at the number of people who openly using mobile phones whilst driving.

(English Democrats)

The difficulty is catching them before the accident occurs! And that comes back to resources. Given the financial human and economic cost of crashes, prevention is definetely better than dealing with the aftermath


If the number of road accidents was reduced by preventative measures, apprehending bad drivers as you suggest and perhaps forcing them to take refresdher driving lessons, then almost certainly costs would be reduced although difficult to state without in-depth analysis of re-allocating resources. The biggest and most welcome reduction of course would be the emotional impact of avoiding death and injury and the knock-on effect of such accidents on those involved.

(Labour Party)

More than likely - and lives saved too.

(Liberal Democrat)

Quite clearly, dealing with the root cause of a problem is always more effective than dealing with the symptoms. So, the answer is, very clearly, yes.

(UK Independence Party)

Prevention is always better than the cure. I will not tolerate any cyclist who breaks the law in the same way as I would a motorist.

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