Motorway congestion

Police Patrols should issue fixed penalty notices to drivers who fail to obey the Highway Code by driving on the left except when overtaking. Basically, if there is a gap in front of you then you should be safely moving to the left.

Ban lorries from lane 2 on dual carriageways and both outside lanes on motorways. Make the minimum speed for cars and other vehicles that can use motorways the same as the maximum speed for lorries.

Remind van drivers that their speed limit is 60mph and therefore should be banned from lane 3 on 3 lane moroways.

Variable speed restictions work to increase FLOW of traffic, so would minimum speed at certain times of the day

If vehicles cannot maintain this minimum speed, even uphill, then they should be banned during certain busy periods.

 

 

Why is this idea important?

Police Patrols should issue fixed penalty notices to drivers who fail to obey the Highway Code by driving on the left except when overtaking. Basically, if there is a gap in front of you then you should be safely moving to the left.

Ban lorries from lane 2 on dual carriageways and both outside lanes on motorways. Make the minimum speed for cars and other vehicles that can use motorways the same as the maximum speed for lorries.

Remind van drivers that their speed limit is 60mph and therefore should be banned from lane 3 on 3 lane moroways.

Variable speed restictions work to increase FLOW of traffic, so would minimum speed at certain times of the day

If vehicles cannot maintain this minimum speed, even uphill, then they should be banned during certain busy periods.

 

 

Allow cycling on pavements

Ban the law which states you cannot cycle on pavements. One should just be asked to cycle safely by paying due attention to others. Cycling on pavements does not kill people and causes unnecessary time-wasting by police forces. If a cyclist is knocked over he/she is always going to come off worse, so it is in their best interests not to bump into anything. This natural law requires no other cycle-restricting law to be in place, since falling off and hurting yourself is a much better deterrent than being 'caught' by the police.

By extension, this should also apply to red-lights, since once again, the natural law of falling off bike and getting hurt is a much better deterrent than cameras and police. If you jump a red as a cyclist, you know you will die unless you are absolutely sure of what you are doing. Hence a better deterrent.

 
By extension, this should also apply to red-lights, since once again, the natural law of falling off bike and getting hurt is a much better deterrent than cameras and police. If you jump a red as a cyclist, you know you will die unless you are absolutely sure of what you are doing. Hence a better deterrent.

Why is this idea important?

Ban the law which states you cannot cycle on pavements. One should just be asked to cycle safely by paying due attention to others. Cycling on pavements does not kill people and causes unnecessary time-wasting by police forces. If a cyclist is knocked over he/she is always going to come off worse, so it is in their best interests not to bump into anything. This natural law requires no other cycle-restricting law to be in place, since falling off and hurting yourself is a much better deterrent than being 'caught' by the police.

By extension, this should also apply to red-lights, since once again, the natural law of falling off bike and getting hurt is a much better deterrent than cameras and police. If you jump a red as a cyclist, you know you will die unless you are absolutely sure of what you are doing. Hence a better deterrent.

 
By extension, this should also apply to red-lights, since once again, the natural law of falling off bike and getting hurt is a much better deterrent than cameras and police. If you jump a red as a cyclist, you know you will die unless you are absolutely sure of what you are doing. Hence a better deterrent.

Remove the ‘broken white line’ clause of Highway code 130

I propose a simplification of Highway code 130 – by removal of the clause relating to ''bordered by a broken white line'. The 'solid white line' clause to remain.

Highway Code Rule 130 :-

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_070306

"Areas of white diagonal stripes or chevrons painted on the road. These are to separate traffic lanes or to protect traffic turning right.

if the area is bordered by a broken white line, you should not enter the area unless it is necessary and you can see that it is safe to do so

if the area is marked with chevrons and bordered by solid white lines you MUST NOT enter it except in an emergency"

Why is this idea important?

I propose a simplification of Highway code 130 – by removal of the clause relating to ''bordered by a broken white line'. The 'solid white line' clause to remain.

Highway Code Rule 130 :-

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_070306

"Areas of white diagonal stripes or chevrons painted on the road. These are to separate traffic lanes or to protect traffic turning right.

if the area is bordered by a broken white line, you should not enter the area unless it is necessary and you can see that it is safe to do so

if the area is marked with chevrons and bordered by solid white lines you MUST NOT enter it except in an emergency"

Parking Laws – amend Highway Code to be Law

Parking Laws.

 

In the HIghway code it states you should not part within 10 metres of a junction.  Unfortunately most areas have some one who parks right opposite a junction, not just on major roads, but on small domestic housing estates.

I live in a cul-de-sac and the house directly opposite our junction parks in front of it ever day making entry and access very difficult.  The police will do nothing because its only an advisory in the Highway code, the County council say the same.

I would change the Highway code.  There are too many regulations within it which are "advisory" and not law.  It should be made law to prevent people parking in front of a junction.  In our case if a fire engine or ambulance needed to get into the Close then we can forget it because this guy won't move his car.  Its advisory not to park on the yellow zig zag lines in front of a school, its advisory not to park completely on the pavement.

The Highway code should be the Law of the Road and all items included in it become Law and enforceable.  Not just a wishy washy document which is half law and half if your a good citizen you will follow it.

Why is this idea important?

Parking Laws.

 

In the HIghway code it states you should not part within 10 metres of a junction.  Unfortunately most areas have some one who parks right opposite a junction, not just on major roads, but on small domestic housing estates.

I live in a cul-de-sac and the house directly opposite our junction parks in front of it ever day making entry and access very difficult.  The police will do nothing because its only an advisory in the Highway code, the County council say the same.

I would change the Highway code.  There are too many regulations within it which are "advisory" and not law.  It should be made law to prevent people parking in front of a junction.  In our case if a fire engine or ambulance needed to get into the Close then we can forget it because this guy won't move his car.  Its advisory not to park on the yellow zig zag lines in front of a school, its advisory not to park completely on the pavement.

The Highway code should be the Law of the Road and all items included in it become Law and enforceable.  Not just a wishy washy document which is half law and half if your a good citizen you will follow it.