Under 10 mph on motorways – allow mobiles, eating etc.

I propose that laws and regulations which prohibit, when driving, the use of mobiles phones, eating and drinking be relaxed under very specific circumstances as follows:

 

On Motorways, when a vehicle is travelling at less than 10 miles per hour because of a recognisable problem

Why is this idea important?

I propose that laws and regulations which prohibit, when driving, the use of mobiles phones, eating and drinking be relaxed under very specific circumstances as follows:

 

On Motorways, when a vehicle is travelling at less than 10 miles per hour because of a recognisable problem

Proof of identity – certification of documents

When proof of identity is required (opening bank accounts etc.) the range of individuals who can certify documents should be broadened.

At present, document certification is allowed only by a narrow band of individuals (doctors, lawyers etc) defined by  their occupation.  If an element of objectivity is the requirement, then the term 'anyone who is not a family member or close friend' would be more appropriate.  Afterall, a doctor or lawyer could be a close friend or family member and, therefore, not necessarily provide the objectivity required.

If honesty is the requirement, there is nothing to say that a bank manager would be more honest than a plumber, a shopkeeper or a neighbour.

 

 

Why is this idea important?

When proof of identity is required (opening bank accounts etc.) the range of individuals who can certify documents should be broadened.

At present, document certification is allowed only by a narrow band of individuals (doctors, lawyers etc) defined by  their occupation.  If an element of objectivity is the requirement, then the term 'anyone who is not a family member or close friend' would be more appropriate.  Afterall, a doctor or lawyer could be a close friend or family member and, therefore, not necessarily provide the objectivity required.

If honesty is the requirement, there is nothing to say that a bank manager would be more honest than a plumber, a shopkeeper or a neighbour.