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.

Keep safety cameras

Press reports suggest that the government is to remove funding for most safety cameras.

If they do, the accident rate will soar immediately and public funds will forfeit a major source of revenue.

Please think again before removing this vital safeguard to our lives and environment.

Why is this idea important?

Press reports suggest that the government is to remove funding for most safety cameras.

If they do, the accident rate will soar immediately and public funds will forfeit a major source of revenue.

Please think again before removing this vital safeguard to our lives and environment.

Restore Freedoms

No ID Cards and associated Database.

No RIPA powers for any Local Councils or Govt bodies  under any circumstances,  apart from the Police.

No APNR of innocent people.

No. DNA Database of innocent people.

No CCTV unless it has proven to lower crime in a certain  area.

No Speeding Cameras unless they are proven to have lowered accidents in a certain area,,

No recording of people's phoncalls, text messages, website visits and emails, other than for targetted individuals suspected of serious crime.  And witth a warrant needed from a magistrate.

No Nanny State –  let people decide how to manage their lives , not the state.

No  automatic recording of peoples journeys in and out of the UK unless suspected of a serious crime. And with a warrant needed from a magistrate.

No Control Orders.

No 28 Days Detention without Charge –  lower it to 5-7 days.

No Stop and Search without good reason.

Make the UK a country where Freedoms and Civil Liberties are of paramount importance and the State minds it own business and stays out of our lives !

 

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Why is this idea important?

No ID Cards and associated Database.

No RIPA powers for any Local Councils or Govt bodies  under any circumstances,  apart from the Police.

No APNR of innocent people.

No. DNA Database of innocent people.

No CCTV unless it has proven to lower crime in a certain  area.

No Speeding Cameras unless they are proven to have lowered accidents in a certain area,,

No recording of people's phoncalls, text messages, website visits and emails, other than for targetted individuals suspected of serious crime.  And witth a warrant needed from a magistrate.

No Nanny State –  let people decide how to manage their lives , not the state.

No  automatic recording of peoples journeys in and out of the UK unless suspected of a serious crime. And with a warrant needed from a magistrate.

No Control Orders.

No 28 Days Detention without Charge –  lower it to 5-7 days.

No Stop and Search without good reason.

Make the UK a country where Freedoms and Civil Liberties are of paramount importance and the State minds it own business and stays out of our lives !

 

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