New Tory motoring proposals - joe
Reqad this weekend that IDS and co are proposing a motorway speed limit of 80mph, the removal of speed humps and the re-siting of speed camera away from revenue generating sites to sites where there is a pressing safety need. Sounds like a votewinner to me.

What surprises me is the absence of an effective and vocal pressure group for the motorist. The AA and RAC are virtually invisible on these issues.

I don't want to stray into politics, but I think all 3 main parties have gotten away with ignoring the driver (except at budget time) for too long.

What do others think of these proposals?
New Tory motoring proposals - Dynamic Dave
I don't want to stray into politics....


And I hope no one else does so either!!
New Tory motoring proposals - james_60
Hi

being able to do 80 legaly seems a good idea cause who sticks to 70

Regards
J Stephenson
New Tory motoring proposals - Baskerville
being able to do 80 legaly seems a good idea cause
who sticks to 70


What a tremendously good reason to change the law: everybody does it or wants to do it so it should be legal. Sounds like a much better way to get elected: appeal to the lowest common denominator with easy-fix solutions to complicated problems. Tabloid politics in other words. In any case I reckon at least half the vehicles on your average stretch of motorway at any one time are travelling at 70 or below. Quite a lot of them are doing it in lane three with their brake lights glaring.
New Tory motoring proposals - james_60
Hi

do you think this proposal will be instated

Regards
J Stephenson
New Tory motoring proposals - Steve S
We are a fantastic source of revenue and employment and are a completely captive audience.

Nobody will ever do anything that seriously threatens that situation.
New Tory motoring proposals - smokie
I heard it said that the speed limit either remains at 70 with tolerance or a zero tolerance 80, which amounts to pretty much the same thing, apart from the headlines it grabs.
New Tory motoring proposals - TrevP
"apart from the headlines it grabs."

Ah, indeed, exactly so.
New Tory motoring proposals - jeds
This is obviously a Tory point scoring scheme but the idea does have merit. Several European countries are increasing speed limits to improve road safety and a couple are removing speed cameras because of the negative effect they have on road safety.

The sad thing is that the UK once had one of the best road safety records with falling accident rates and we now have a poor record with increasing rates.
 

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