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RE: RIP Paul Smith of Safe Speed

RE: RIP Paul Smith of Safe Speed

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pdV6

16,441 posts

173 months

Friday 14th December 2007
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RIP Paul. Condolences to Claire + family & friends.



Bummer.

Size Nine Elm

5,135 posts

196 months

Friday 14th December 2007
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Very sad news - met Paul two or three times, and he was tireless and selfless campaigner for what he believed in.

I do hope someone can pick up the safespeed mantle - huge dedication required to fill Paul's shoes.

RIP.

PeteG

3,289 posts

123 months

Friday 14th December 2007
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Condolences to family and friends. A sad loss.

Grant Tuscan

127 posts

183 months

Friday 14th December 2007
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Very sad to hear this. The Top Gear office would like to pass on their condolences. We used Paul's depth of knowledge a number of times over the years. A great loss to the speed debate.

Vesuvius 996

35,364 posts

183 months

Friday 14th December 2007
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Grant Tuscan said:
Very sad to hear this. The Top Gear office would like to pass on their condolences. We used Paul's depth of knowledge a number of times over the years. A great loss to the speed debate.
Hopefully there might be scope for a mention and a piece on his work?

RIP mate.

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MrKipling43

5,786 posts

128 months

Friday 14th December 2007
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Very very sad.

Paul was a top bloke, and an important asset to the motoring community - I do hope someone else takes up the reigns.

Laird

39,690 posts

196 months

Friday 14th December 2007
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Phil Dicky said:
Mr2Mike said:
derestrictor said:
I hope everyone realises what this means - Paul was the ONLY outspoken voice against our insidious oppressors and afaic they killed him.

You have to say this is an absolute disaster for PH.
It's a tragedy I agree. However we need to give all our support to his partner Claire if she is to carry on his work.
lets give her a warm welcome and all our support when/if she logs on.
God what an awful thing to happen. As Der says a disaster as well as a terrible personal tragedy

DirkDiggler

253 posts

143 months

Friday 14th December 2007
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a very sad day, my deepest condolences to the family.

I sincerely hope someone picks up the mantle - Paul made a major contribution to change peoples attitudes towards road safety. A great loss.

V8S

8,581 posts

149 months

Friday 14th December 2007
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Jesus! What a shock! Last thing I thought I'd see today.

I have to applaud Paul and all other supporters of his sensible approach to road safety. My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends.

I hope he passed away peacefully with some hope that his fight would carry on, which it surely should do.

RIP chap.

MrKipling43

5,786 posts

128 months

Friday 14th December 2007
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I'd like to add this - for all Paul's work against nutters like Brake, never mind the people who run this country...

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PJS917

1,187 posts

160 months

Friday 14th December 2007
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How very sad, Paul was the voice of reason for motoring safety. His
sensible approach will be badly missed. My condolences to his family.

mattley

2,791 posts

134 months

Friday 14th December 2007
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Truly sad news. I only hope his work can be continued.

naetype

645 posts

162 months

Friday 14th December 2007
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My condolences to his partner and loved ones; truly sad and unexpected news.

A tireless and much valued campaigner for what was right and honest.

Chris71

21,079 posts

154 months

Friday 14th December 2007
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MrKipling43 said:
I'd like to add this - for all Paul's work against nutters like Brake, never mind the people who run this country...

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silversun

4,354 posts

138 months

Friday 14th December 2007
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My condolences to Paul's family.

A sad day. frown

dublet

273 posts

123 months

Friday 14th December 2007
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Boo to the man dieing. He will be missed as a voice of reason.

andyps

7,647 posts

194 months

Friday 14th December 2007
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Very sad news. My condolences also to his family.

Paul was very helpful to me when I got some publicity against speed cameras being installed near me earlier this year. I sent him an email and he phoned me back really quickly and made some helpful suggestions. He, and his tireless work, will be missed.

stuthemong

1,562 posts

129 months

Friday 14th December 2007
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Christ, I was wondering why he never replied further to the A14 accident reduction stats.

I hope to dear god all his research does not get lost to the world. Perhaps somone could organise some way of protecting his IP before it is lost (website, stuff like that)?

I sincerely hope his message can carry on.





dcb

5,051 posts

177 months

Friday 14th December 2007
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Mr2Mike said:
It's a tragedy I agree.
You don't know what you've got until you haven't got it.

A very sad day indeed.

Mr2Mike said:
However we need to give all our support to his partner Claire if she is to carry on his work.
I am surprised and very pleased that Claire has
volunteered at this very difficult time to carry
the project forward.

Would one of our more HTML-savvy readers like
to volunteer to help tidy up the safespeed website ?

PhantomPH

1,663 posts

137 months

Friday 14th December 2007
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What a total shock. If this were the states, the conspiracy theorists would be going nuts.

Makes you realise how fragile existence is and why too long is spent finding excuses not to do something. Paul chose to act and I add my voice to those who praise him for doing so.

Lets ensure that SS is able to carry on and do justice to his memory.

Best wishes to the Smith family.

P~