Show Notes

Should driving at 163mph only result in a 56 day ban?

How has the Covid pandemic and the cost of living crisis affected road safety?

Elizabeth Box, research director and the RAC foundation, and Chief superintendent Andy Cox, join us to discuss this and more, including:

  • Behaviour change regarding the speeds we use
  • Do drivers have an entitlement mindset and does that need to change?
  • Should the police have more powers to seize vehicles?
  • The accurate reporting of data
  • Is exceptional hardship a valid plea, or should it be removed as an option?

The RAC Foundation is a transport policy and research organisation which explores the economic, mobility, safety and environmental issues relating to roads and their users. The Foundation publishes independent and authoritative research with which it promotes informed debate and advocates policy in the interest of the responsible motorist.

You can find more about the RAC foundation here: RAC Foundation

The Lincolnshire police can be found here: Home | Lincolnshire Police (

Project EDWARD (Every Day Without A Road Death) is an annual UK-wide road safety campaign backed by government, the emergency services, highways agencies, road safety organisations and British businesses.

The Campaign, Managed by Projects Zero, promotes an evidence-led, ‘safe system’ approach – the long-term objective of which is a road traffic system free from death and serious injury.

Our aim is to provide a platform that showcases some of the best work being done around the country to promote:

  • Safe Vehicles
  • Safe Road Use
  • Safe Speed
  • Safe Roads and Roadsides
  • Post Crash Care

For more information on the Safe System, visit:

You can find ProjectEDWARD in the following places: