Generally to reinstate our rights to freedom & liberty. Ultimately erosion of freedoms will result in a society where Government acts without regard to the rights of individuals

That the present Lib Dem and Conservative Government repeal the legislation, and in some situations introduce new legislation to protect the rights of individuals. Areas would include;

  • Stop the routine monitoring of people by CCTV, Automatic Number plate recognition, facial recognition technologies, Travel cards i.e. Oyster, Chips, storing of emails, tracking of Internet sites visited, tracking countries visited by people, storing of text messages etc.
  • Remove innocent people from the DNA database and restricting any Police DNA database to consist only of people who have been convicted of a crime, and even then for a maximum period of 5 years following release from prison.
  • Restoring people’s rights to peaceful demonstration in a public place, the right to public assembly for more than two peopleincluding the right to protest in Parliament Square.
  • Extend right to anonymity of people making allegations of physical or sexual assault to the person(s) accused of such assaults.
  • Removal of speed cameras from positions other than adjacent to schools (where they should only work during daylight hours) or from other locations unless road traffic fatalities have occurred within prior 3 years.
  • Restore the ‘right to silence’ for those accused in court and prevent allegations of ‘bad character’ from being used in court. To reinstate the principle of double jeopardy in UK law.
  • Abolition of Enhanced Criminal Records Checks ability, under ‘any other comments’,  to contain any remark that relates to accusations where the applicant has not been charged, or has been charged and found not guilty, or other ‘soft’ unsubstantiated information.
  • The introduction of a written constitution to enshrine and safeguard the rights to freedom of the British Public (similar to Bill of Rights).
  • To restrict the growth in ‘no win no fee’ claims for damages.
  • To restrict Health and Safety legislation to practical and reasonable levels.
  • To stop Police forces from using remote control drone devices to film or otherwise record people, demonstrations etc.
  • To ensure the right to trial by jury for serious offences.
  • To remove the rights of the Police to stop and question/search people with no reason.

Why is this idea important?

That the present Lib Dem and Conservative Government repeal the legislation, and in some situations introduce new legislation to protect the rights of individuals. Areas would include;

  • Stop the routine monitoring of people by CCTV, Automatic Number plate recognition, facial recognition technologies, Travel cards i.e. Oyster, Chips, storing of emails, tracking of Internet sites visited, tracking countries visited by people, storing of text messages etc.
  • Remove innocent people from the DNA database and restricting any Police DNA database to consist only of people who have been convicted of a crime, and even then for a maximum period of 5 years following release from prison.
  • Restoring people’s rights to peaceful demonstration in a public place, the right to public assembly for more than two peopleincluding the right to protest in Parliament Square.
  • Extend right to anonymity of people making allegations of physical or sexual assault to the person(s) accused of such assaults.
  • Removal of speed cameras from positions other than adjacent to schools (where they should only work during daylight hours) or from other locations unless road traffic fatalities have occurred within prior 3 years.
  • Restore the ‘right to silence’ for those accused in court and prevent allegations of ‘bad character’ from being used in court. To reinstate the principle of double jeopardy in UK law.
  • Abolition of Enhanced Criminal Records Checks ability, under ‘any other comments’,  to contain any remark that relates to accusations where the applicant has not been charged, or has been charged and found not guilty, or other ‘soft’ unsubstantiated information.
  • The introduction of a written constitution to enshrine and safeguard the rights to freedom of the British Public (similar to Bill of Rights).
  • To restrict the growth in ‘no win no fee’ claims for damages.
  • To restrict Health and Safety legislation to practical and reasonable levels.
  • To stop Police forces from using remote control drone devices to film or otherwise record people, demonstrations etc.
  • To ensure the right to trial by jury for serious offences.
  • To remove the rights of the Police to stop and question/search people with no reason.

Remove the right of councils to put obstacles in roads designed to curb speeding.

Councils just like any other user of OUR roads should NOT be allowed to place obstacles in  roads designed to curb speeding.

I agree with maximum speed limits on roads; speed kills and in built up areas, lower speed limits are justified.

The following obstacles are dangerous and unnecessary for the following reasons:

Speed humps:

  • Waste fuel as drivers speed up and brake hard between humps.
  • Harm the environment due to the additional energy used in speeding up and slowing down.
  • Cause illegal and unnecessary wear on vehicle suspension / brakes.
  • Cause driver "fatigue" in which a driver is looking for the next hump rather than looking out for children playing at the side of a road.
  • Most are so large the actually PREVENT you from being able to achieve the legal speed limit.
  • They are put in roads at complete unncessary expense to the tax payer.
  • The are undemocratic as they prevent someone from being able to break the law and suffer the consequences – would we consider chopping off someone's hands to prevent them stealing??
  • Cause unnecessary death by slowing down our emergency services.

Chicanes:

  • Blatent obstruction jetting out into the road, often with poor signing and little warning for the given speed limit.
  • Restrict TWO WAY traffic to one lane.
  • Have no effect on speed whatsoever unless at the last minute an oncoming vehicle is spotted – at which point a potential collision may occur.
  • Cause unbelievable distraction to drivers, especially if driving in an unfamiliar area.

Why is this idea important?

Councils just like any other user of OUR roads should NOT be allowed to place obstacles in  roads designed to curb speeding.

I agree with maximum speed limits on roads; speed kills and in built up areas, lower speed limits are justified.

The following obstacles are dangerous and unnecessary for the following reasons:

Speed humps:

  • Waste fuel as drivers speed up and brake hard between humps.
  • Harm the environment due to the additional energy used in speeding up and slowing down.
  • Cause illegal and unnecessary wear on vehicle suspension / brakes.
  • Cause driver "fatigue" in which a driver is looking for the next hump rather than looking out for children playing at the side of a road.
  • Most are so large the actually PREVENT you from being able to achieve the legal speed limit.
  • They are put in roads at complete unncessary expense to the tax payer.
  • The are undemocratic as they prevent someone from being able to break the law and suffer the consequences – would we consider chopping off someone's hands to prevent them stealing??
  • Cause unnecessary death by slowing down our emergency services.

Chicanes:

  • Blatent obstruction jetting out into the road, often with poor signing and little warning for the given speed limit.
  • Restrict TWO WAY traffic to one lane.
  • Have no effect on speed whatsoever unless at the last minute an oncoming vehicle is spotted – at which point a potential collision may occur.
  • Cause unbelievable distraction to drivers, especially if driving in an unfamiliar area.

Motoring

  • Remove all speed cameras except those outside schools (and then only working from 8am to 6pm)
  • Treat 'tail gating' as attempted murder.
  • Speed restrictions on roadworks only applicable when there's actually someone working on the road.

 

 

Why is this idea important?

  • Remove all speed cameras except those outside schools (and then only working from 8am to 6pm)
  • Treat 'tail gating' as attempted murder.
  • Speed restrictions on roadworks only applicable when there's actually someone working on the road.

 

 

No black boxes, open source devices used by the police

Devices like speed guns etc should all be open source so all concerned can be sure they are working correctly, and highlight errors if they are not.  There is no justice from a black box.

One highly suspect device in current use is the LTI 20-20 laser speed gun.  Give us the source code so we can inspect it:

http://governmenttransparency.net/

Why is this idea important?

Devices like speed guns etc should all be open source so all concerned can be sure they are working correctly, and highlight errors if they are not.  There is no justice from a black box.

One highly suspect device in current use is the LTI 20-20 laser speed gun.  Give us the source code so we can inspect it:

http://governmenttransparency.net/

Speeding – Introduce Two-Tier (advanced) licence

Introduce a Two-Tier advanced driving licence for skilled, proficient drivers who are tired of being made to drive in a procession-manner day in day out. 

One-size does not fit all, and the same applies to the current (out-dated) speed limits.

What is the point of having a 30mph restriction road  where nearly 90% of the drivers (including pensioners) drive at 45mph ???

Why have 70mph limits on Motorways, when most people (including the speed-bashing hypocrites) drive at 85mph  ???

I've even had a met police officer (driver) admit to me that he regularly finds himself feeling sleepy while driving at 70mph on the motorway, and he agreed that the speed laws are a "little silly".

The speed limits on all roads need to be raised by at least 10-20 mph (except for school areas, and residential areas with high density of parked cars), yes i drive fast, but im also very safety conscious.

Even better, the government should introduce a two-tier licence, whereby those wishing to drive above the TEDIOUS speed limits can undergo a reasonably priced assesment of their safety & car handling capabilities to determine how well they can control their vehicle and react to unforseen dangers. 

Such a test would not be designed to price out poorer drivers, but rather target lapses in driving skill.

It would help to quash the current (unfair) stereotype that sees all 'quick' drivers  as 'dangerous' drivers. 

Why is this idea important?

Introduce a Two-Tier advanced driving licence for skilled, proficient drivers who are tired of being made to drive in a procession-manner day in day out. 

One-size does not fit all, and the same applies to the current (out-dated) speed limits.

What is the point of having a 30mph restriction road  where nearly 90% of the drivers (including pensioners) drive at 45mph ???

Why have 70mph limits on Motorways, when most people (including the speed-bashing hypocrites) drive at 85mph  ???

I've even had a met police officer (driver) admit to me that he regularly finds himself feeling sleepy while driving at 70mph on the motorway, and he agreed that the speed laws are a "little silly".

The speed limits on all roads need to be raised by at least 10-20 mph (except for school areas, and residential areas with high density of parked cars), yes i drive fast, but im also very safety conscious.

Even better, the government should introduce a two-tier licence, whereby those wishing to drive above the TEDIOUS speed limits can undergo a reasonably priced assesment of their safety & car handling capabilities to determine how well they can control their vehicle and react to unforseen dangers. 

Such a test would not be designed to price out poorer drivers, but rather target lapses in driving skill.

It would help to quash the current (unfair) stereotype that sees all 'quick' drivers  as 'dangerous' drivers. 

Postal Speeding Tickets

Currently, if you share your car with your partner on a regular basis (such as shopping and school runs etc) and you receive a postal speeding ticket for an offence over a week ago (or even longer), the law states that if you are unable to remember who was driving at the time, you are liable to a £1000 fine and 6 points on your license (this is what is says on the speeding ticket that is sent to you). Secondly, if you put incorrect information on the form (such as when you can't remember who was driving), this is also an offence.  There are also situations where you can't remember who was driving because your car may have been cloned.  When you receive a postal ticket, they do not send you photo or video evidence by default.  Nor are they obliged to provide any.  In my opinion, this is totally unacceptable and unjustified.

I would like the law changed so that it has to be proven through video (not photo) evidence who was driving the vehice at the time.  I believe this is currently the system in some parts of Europe.

Why is this idea important?

Currently, if you share your car with your partner on a regular basis (such as shopping and school runs etc) and you receive a postal speeding ticket for an offence over a week ago (or even longer), the law states that if you are unable to remember who was driving at the time, you are liable to a £1000 fine and 6 points on your license (this is what is says on the speeding ticket that is sent to you). Secondly, if you put incorrect information on the form (such as when you can't remember who was driving), this is also an offence.  There are also situations where you can't remember who was driving because your car may have been cloned.  When you receive a postal ticket, they do not send you photo or video evidence by default.  Nor are they obliged to provide any.  In my opinion, this is totally unacceptable and unjustified.

I would like the law changed so that it has to be proven through video (not photo) evidence who was driving the vehice at the time.  I believe this is currently the system in some parts of Europe.

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.

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.
 

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.

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.

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.