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Webber offers to spearhead road campaign

Mark Webber offers to help out with road safety campaigns back home in Australia
Having referred to Victoria as a 'nanny state' following the incident involving F1 rivals Lewis Hamilton at the Australian Grand Prix, Mark Webber has now made moves to spearhead a road safety campaign in his homeland.

According to the Herald Sun newspaper, Webber's management team has written to premier John Brumby to offer the support of the Red Bull Racing ace for a new safe driving campaign.

The move comes after Webber's comments led to outrage from road safety campaigners who said he had show insensitivity towards victims of road traffic incidents.

However, Webber's manager and partner Ann Neal insisted that the letter wasn't simply a reaction to the press that surrounded his earlier comments.

"It's something Mark is passionate about,” she said. “It's not a knee-jerk reaction to the press he's had. It's something he has always done."

A spokesman for the government told the 'paper that the offer was being considered.



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cmc1 - Unregistered

May 07, 2010 3:23 AM

@peter 'Speeding and inappropriate travel speeds directly contribute to at least 30 per cent of deaths on Victoria’s roads each year'. Of the 460 road fatalities in NSW in 2009, 213 were speeding related deaths, that's 46% of the total road deaths in that state. I doubt you like to have those statistics in your own state. Are you sure you want to repeal those laws in VIC? Seriously.

spaul40 - Unregistered

May 06, 2010 3:37 PM

I may be wrong but wasn't Hamilton stopped for doing doughnuts in the street? If so, how many people have been killed doing doughnuts? Speed kills is crap! It's incompetent drivers who kill by overdriving the circumstances!



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