Remove all the 32 people killed in 3 years type roadsigns

Putting such specific information on a roadsign is unnecessary and it must be remembered that those were real people and the relatives of those people may not necessarily wish to be reminded every single day of their loss. If you wish to remind people that a road is dangerous the current road signs using symbols are adequate. To the people who have not lost someone these signs soon become background very quickly hence are useless, and a grss waste of money. I would like to know how much has been spent on these in the last 5 years.

Why is this idea important?

Putting such specific information on a roadsign is unnecessary and it must be remembered that those were real people and the relatives of those people may not necessarily wish to be reminded every single day of their loss. If you wish to remind people that a road is dangerous the current road signs using symbols are adequate. To the people who have not lost someone these signs soon become background very quickly hence are useless, and a grss waste of money. I would like to know how much has been spent on these in the last 5 years.

increase the interval between M.O.T. inspections to 2 years

In Spain private cars are inspected every 2 years until they are 10 years old. Modern cars are becoming increasingly more reliable so annual inspections are, in my opinion, O.T.T. I do not suggest that cars with worn tyres, defective brakes, etc. should be allowed on the roads, but anyone in their right mind would not drive a car which might kill him, and so transferring the inspection of such items to the owner would save the cost of an official inspection every other year, which would be popular with motorists, and it would also mean less time off work to take a car to the M.O.T. station,which would also be popular.

It should be possible to obtain figures for accidents caused by cars with faults which would have been picked up by the M.O.T. I bet there are very, very few

Why is this idea important?

In Spain private cars are inspected every 2 years until they are 10 years old. Modern cars are becoming increasingly more reliable so annual inspections are, in my opinion, O.T.T. I do not suggest that cars with worn tyres, defective brakes, etc. should be allowed on the roads, but anyone in their right mind would not drive a car which might kill him, and so transferring the inspection of such items to the owner would save the cost of an official inspection every other year, which would be popular with motorists, and it would also mean less time off work to take a car to the M.O.T. station,which would also be popular.

It should be possible to obtain figures for accidents caused by cars with faults which would have been picked up by the M.O.T. I bet there are very, very few

safety for all

It is also my right to be free from speeding drivers. There will never be enough police to prevent drivers from exeeding safety laws. Keep the cameras, even have more of them!

Why is this idea important?

It is also my right to be free from speeding drivers. There will never be enough police to prevent drivers from exeeding safety laws. Keep the cameras, even have more of them!

Driving Test Every Five Years

Everyone should be issued a driving licence that only lasts 5 years. When it needs to be renewed they should have to re sit their driving test. This would increase the driving standards dramatically and remove the people, currently on the road, that shouldn't be there. Driving is a privalage and not a right.

Why is this idea important?

Everyone should be issued a driving licence that only lasts 5 years. When it needs to be renewed they should have to re sit their driving test. This would increase the driving standards dramatically and remove the people, currently on the road, that shouldn't be there. Driving is a privalage and not a right.

NERC legislation

 

Section 67 of the Natural Environment & Rural Communities Act 2006 should be repealed on the grounds that it is a clumsy statute that has caused very unfair and unreasonable impacts to a significant part of the community, often creating absurd situations, rather than solving problems.  There has to be a better and fairer way of addressing the recording and sustainable use of our ancient highways.

Why is this idea important?

 

Section 67 of the Natural Environment & Rural Communities Act 2006 should be repealed on the grounds that it is a clumsy statute that has caused very unfair and unreasonable impacts to a significant part of the community, often creating absurd situations, rather than solving problems.  There has to be a better and fairer way of addressing the recording and sustainable use of our ancient highways.

Remove all speed limits on motorways

The current 70mph limit on our motorways is woefully outdated,
in the real world how many drivers actually abide by it?

I suggest a removal of the motorway speed limit, to be replaced by more charges of careless or dangerous driving.
Consider this,

Person A is driving on a motorway at 6am on clear dry Sunday morning,very few vehicles on the road.
They are travelling at 100mph.

Person B is driving on the same motorway in winter at a busy period,
weaving in and out of traffic at 70mph.

Who is more dangerous?

We need less arbitary rules and a move towards common sense allowing police to exercise their judgement.
 

Why is this idea important?

The current 70mph limit on our motorways is woefully outdated,
in the real world how many drivers actually abide by it?

I suggest a removal of the motorway speed limit, to be replaced by more charges of careless or dangerous driving.
Consider this,

Person A is driving on a motorway at 6am on clear dry Sunday morning,very few vehicles on the road.
They are travelling at 100mph.

Person B is driving on the same motorway in winter at a busy period,
weaving in and out of traffic at 70mph.

Who is more dangerous?

We need less arbitary rules and a move towards common sense allowing police to exercise their judgement.
 

Removal of speed camera signs without speed cameras

These are a complete waste of space and money. There are large chunks of the country with these signs and no cameras. If nothing else, it's false advertising!

Why is this idea important?

These are a complete waste of space and money. There are large chunks of the country with these signs and no cameras. If nothing else, it's false advertising!

Changing the way fuel and cars are taxed

The current system of taxing petroleum fuels is costing the average motorist too much and needs to be changed with levels of duty reduced to that of the average across the EU.

An alternative to that is to remove the road fund licence for cars and motorcycles as the tax from fuel more than makes up for the road fund licences

Why is this idea important?

The current system of taxing petroleum fuels is costing the average motorist too much and needs to be changed with levels of duty reduced to that of the average across the EU.

An alternative to that is to remove the road fund licence for cars and motorcycles as the tax from fuel more than makes up for the road fund licences

Scrap speed cameras employ PEOPLE to do the job instead!

We are increasignly using technology to unemploy people, no more so than in the area of road safety. I propose that we replace the tens of thousands of speed camera's and issue people with hand-held speed camera's to do the job. You could quite comfortably take 100,000 people off the unemployment rolls allowing them on a self-employed basis to keep a percentage of fines. This would be a self-financing proposal (traffic monitors would have to repay the cost of the camera's) it would increase road safety and lower the burden on the NHS in short it would have a number of positive effects. Combined with more sensible speed limits and policies on motorways (not allowing trucks to overtake each other, 55mph max speed in left hand-lane 70mph in middle and 85mph in right-hand lane) we could potentially ease congestion too.

Why is this idea important?

We are increasignly using technology to unemploy people, no more so than in the area of road safety. I propose that we replace the tens of thousands of speed camera's and issue people with hand-held speed camera's to do the job. You could quite comfortably take 100,000 people off the unemployment rolls allowing them on a self-employed basis to keep a percentage of fines. This would be a self-financing proposal (traffic monitors would have to repay the cost of the camera's) it would increase road safety and lower the burden on the NHS in short it would have a number of positive effects. Combined with more sensible speed limits and policies on motorways (not allowing trucks to overtake each other, 55mph max speed in left hand-lane 70mph in middle and 85mph in right-hand lane) we could potentially ease congestion too.

Children/Teenagers should pay for criminal damage

Is there a way an individual can create a debt on the National Insurance number? This debt could be paid off when that person begins working and would operate in very much the same way as the government student loan system.

For example:

Four 12-13 year olds vandalise a bus stop and cause £1000 of damage. £250 worth of damage should be recorded on each of their National Insurance numbers. When they start working they would repay this money to the initial council/person/company who carried out the repairs.

Why is this idea important?

Is there a way an individual can create a debt on the National Insurance number? This debt could be paid off when that person begins working and would operate in very much the same way as the government student loan system.

For example:

Four 12-13 year olds vandalise a bus stop and cause £1000 of damage. £250 worth of damage should be recorded on each of their National Insurance numbers. When they start working they would repay this money to the initial council/person/company who carried out the repairs.

Speed Cameras

All speed cameras should be abolished and we should have a return to proper Policing of our roads, not Policing by machine with a total lack of discretion.

Why is this idea important?

All speed cameras should be abolished and we should have a return to proper Policing of our roads, not Policing by machine with a total lack of discretion.

motorways

The 3rd lane should be above 70mph as same with the middle lane, so that you can have it set out as…

 

1st lane 70mph

2nd lane 70mph-90mph

3rd lane 90mph+

or just have it set like the autoban in Germany where its unrestricted and trust the moterists to use commen sense, the idea of leaving the 1st lane at 70mph is there are some people that do not like change or to go faster so this way would then suit all motorists.

Why is this idea important?

The 3rd lane should be above 70mph as same with the middle lane, so that you can have it set out as…

 

1st lane 70mph

2nd lane 70mph-90mph

3rd lane 90mph+

or just have it set like the autoban in Germany where its unrestricted and trust the moterists to use commen sense, the idea of leaving the 1st lane at 70mph is there are some people that do not like change or to go faster so this way would then suit all motorists.

DVLA SORN Requirements

Currently, It is nessasary to tell the DVLA when a vehicle is not to be used on the public roads, and is going to be stored unlicenced. (by making a Statutory Off Road Notification)

If the cat tax were to expire, surely that is enough that the DVLA would be aware of this, and so would not need to be told.

It seems totally unnessasary to be required to inform the DVLA at every moment, and overly beurocratic.

 

 

 

Why is this idea important?

Currently, It is nessasary to tell the DVLA when a vehicle is not to be used on the public roads, and is going to be stored unlicenced. (by making a Statutory Off Road Notification)

If the cat tax were to expire, surely that is enough that the DVLA would be aware of this, and so would not need to be told.

It seems totally unnessasary to be required to inform the DVLA at every moment, and overly beurocratic.

 

 

 

Review Speeding Laws

Speeding (over 70mph) on motorways should be OK if traffic conditions allow – clear road and good conditions, under 85mph should be acceptable, for example.

Speeding (over 30mph) in residential areas should be made stricter with double fines/points around schools (as in America).

All money raised from speeding fines should be ploughed back into the road system.

Police/councils should NOT have to justify speed traps/cameras.

Why is this idea important?

Speeding (over 70mph) on motorways should be OK if traffic conditions allow – clear road and good conditions, under 85mph should be acceptable, for example.

Speeding (over 30mph) in residential areas should be made stricter with double fines/points around schools (as in America).

All money raised from speeding fines should be ploughed back into the road system.

Police/councils should NOT have to justify speed traps/cameras.