Removal of the 70 mph motorway limit

 

The 70 mph motorway limit is a relic of the past. Introduced in 1965 when cars lacked the modern safety features that almost every car on Britain's roads today have.  Today most drivers ignore the limit anyway, so why not scrap it completely? At the very least it should be raised.
The autobahn system in which an advisory speed limit of 80 mph is set is very effective and there is no noticeable difference in casualties between German autobahns and British motorways. The fact is for many days of the year it is perfectly safe for a vehicle to travel at speeds greater than 70 mph. And for those days where it isn't? Well I'm sure the British public have the ability to exercise some degree of common sense.

Why is this idea important?

 

The 70 mph motorway limit is a relic of the past. Introduced in 1965 when cars lacked the modern safety features that almost every car on Britain's roads today have.  Today most drivers ignore the limit anyway, so why not scrap it completely? At the very least it should be raised.
The autobahn system in which an advisory speed limit of 80 mph is set is very effective and there is no noticeable difference in casualties between German autobahns and British motorways. The fact is for many days of the year it is perfectly safe for a vehicle to travel at speeds greater than 70 mph. And for those days where it isn't? Well I'm sure the British public have the ability to exercise some degree of common sense.

Repeal the ban on using a mobile phone (etc.) while driving

This is almost a duplicate of a similar suggestion but I feel a fresh start is required.

The current mobile phone ban law is another case of penalising the innocent for the failures of the few drivers that use mobile phones while driving dangerously.

There is legislation to cover the situation (Driving without due care and attention OR not being in full control of the vehicle) and hence it is unnecessary.

This ban is ignored as many feel they're capable of driving safely while using a phone – and it can be done.

There should be no penalties for doing it safely and high penalties (lifetime driving ban) for not doing it safely.

Why is this idea important?

This is almost a duplicate of a similar suggestion but I feel a fresh start is required.

The current mobile phone ban law is another case of penalising the innocent for the failures of the few drivers that use mobile phones while driving dangerously.

There is legislation to cover the situation (Driving without due care and attention OR not being in full control of the vehicle) and hence it is unnecessary.

This ban is ignored as many feel they're capable of driving safely while using a phone – and it can be done.

There should be no penalties for doing it safely and high penalties (lifetime driving ban) for not doing it safely.

Fines should be changed to a percentage of your income

Mainly for the traffic fine area, but can be used across the justice system, a persons fine for an offence should be related to their wealth / income. In that way, the affect of the fine will be the same for a minimum wage worker and a multi-millionaire for the same offence, even though the actual amount of the fine could vary substantially.

Why is this idea important?

Mainly for the traffic fine area, but can be used across the justice system, a persons fine for an offence should be related to their wealth / income. In that way, the affect of the fine will be the same for a minimum wage worker and a multi-millionaire for the same offence, even though the actual amount of the fine could vary substantially.