A HUDDERSFIELD- based charity says the Government should act to reduce road deaths.
Around 3,400 people are killed each year on Britain's roads, said leaders of road safety campaign Brake.
Brake teamed up with courier service CitySprint to address road safety minister David Jamieson at a Labour Party conference fringe meeting in Bournemouth.
They urged the Government to:
* Reduce the legal alcohol limit for drink-driving
* Ban hands-free mobile phones in vehicles
* Let rural communities set their own speed limits
* Relax regulations on the placement of safety cameras
* Invest more money in road safety advertising.
Ben Heatley, Brake's public relations and policy officer, said: "This is a great opportunity for us to get our views across.
"The Government has done a lot already, but more than 3,000 people a year are dying on the roads.
"Safety cameras are having an effect on this, but cannot do everything that needs to be done in isolation," said Mr Heatley.
"In rural areas and outside schools the speed limit is still too high."
Mr Heatley said that deaths from drink-driving had risen since 2000.
He added: "Transport Department figures show that 50 lives a year could be saved by halving the drink-drive alcohol limit and bringing it into line with other European Union countries."
Brake is a national road safety charity paid for by the Government and individual donations.
Broadcaster Nick Ross, chairman of the national road safety committee of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, was not present, but supported Brake and CitySprint.
"We have proved that traffic deaths and injuries are not accidents, but consequences - not just consequences of individual behaviour, but consequences of acts or omission by corporations, councils and national government.
"We still kill as many people every year as al Quaeda did in the World Trade Centre. How far we cut that total depends only on our ambition."
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