Congestion

To improve traffic flow.

For some bizzare reason HGV's limited to 56mph when the national speed limit is 60mph.  Since this was introduced coingestion has increased by over 20%.

Answer – change the law so that all vehicles travelling on a motorway must be capable of achieiving the national speed limit (with exceptions for abnormal loads, cranes etc)

Traffic calming has increaeed congestion and increased pollution by approx 30%.

Answer – vehicles only work efficiently when the engine is running consistantly.  Traffic calming measures such as speed humps etc create a stop start senario which increases fule consumption and subsequently pollution massively.  On a trail survey average fuel consumption of 30mpg on combined driving was reduced to 20mpg on city driving.  That is a massive 30% increase.  Multiply that nationaly and it a wonder we are not all dead ! 

 

Why is this idea important?

To improve traffic flow.

For some bizzare reason HGV's limited to 56mph when the national speed limit is 60mph.  Since this was introduced coingestion has increased by over 20%.

Answer – change the law so that all vehicles travelling on a motorway must be capable of achieiving the national speed limit (with exceptions for abnormal loads, cranes etc)

Traffic calming has increaeed congestion and increased pollution by approx 30%.

Answer – vehicles only work efficiently when the engine is running consistantly.  Traffic calming measures such as speed humps etc create a stop start senario which increases fule consumption and subsequently pollution massively.  On a trail survey average fuel consumption of 30mpg on combined driving was reduced to 20mpg on city driving.  That is a massive 30% increase.  Multiply that nationaly and it a wonder we are not all dead ! 

 

National Highways Sector Schemes

Remove the masses of legislation required to work on roads controlled by the highways agency. There are over 17 sector schemes which require certification for companies carrying out work on roads.  Each certification costs the operator over £500 to be certified by an accredited certification body and each scheme costs the certification body approx £3,000 to be accredited by UKAS.  It is absolute madness.

 

Why is this idea important?

Remove the masses of legislation required to work on roads controlled by the highways agency. There are over 17 sector schemes which require certification for companies carrying out work on roads.  Each certification costs the operator over £500 to be certified by an accredited certification body and each scheme costs the certification body approx £3,000 to be accredited by UKAS.  It is absolute madness.

 

Smoking ban

To revise the smoking ban.  No government should have the right to dictate to the owners of buildings who they can and cannot allow into their premises.  The decision on whether smoking is allowed or not should be the choice of the owner of the premises.  Where they chose to allow smoking it should be in a designated area, clearly identifed and warning people that 'smoking is allowed' is that area.

There used to be a 'smoke room' in pubs this should be reinstated.  Just a designated room, no bar therefore no threat to staff.

Airports should have a designated smoking room.  It could even reduce air rage.  Most other countries allow smoking in some part of the airport,  and it has to be better than expecting people to stand outside.

Even the definition upon which the smoking ban was introduced is wrong.  The correct definition of a public place is an area where people are not excluded based upon their ethnicity or socio economic grounds.  This means that if you have to pay to go in it is not a public place.

I personnally think that a government simply does not have the right to apply such extreme blanket rules to buildings, places and areas which they do not own or control.

 

 

Why is this idea important?

To revise the smoking ban.  No government should have the right to dictate to the owners of buildings who they can and cannot allow into their premises.  The decision on whether smoking is allowed or not should be the choice of the owner of the premises.  Where they chose to allow smoking it should be in a designated area, clearly identifed and warning people that 'smoking is allowed' is that area.

There used to be a 'smoke room' in pubs this should be reinstated.  Just a designated room, no bar therefore no threat to staff.

Airports should have a designated smoking room.  It could even reduce air rage.  Most other countries allow smoking in some part of the airport,  and it has to be better than expecting people to stand outside.

Even the definition upon which the smoking ban was introduced is wrong.  The correct definition of a public place is an area where people are not excluded based upon their ethnicity or socio economic grounds.  This means that if you have to pay to go in it is not a public place.

I personnally think that a government simply does not have the right to apply such extreme blanket rules to buildings, places and areas which they do not own or control.