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2 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

Ban all cars belonging to those earning less than £80k per annum (number pulled from Random Number Generator borrowed from Eddie Teare btw). That will reduce the number of vehicles on the road as well at a stroke. And by implication, the number of accidents. Saving millions in emergency services and investigation costs.

Less wear and tear on the roads, allowing maintenance funds and remaining road tax revenues to be diverted to pension deficits. Less pollution.

And allow the rich to make more efficient journeys rather than being held up by the pesky peasants who can still use the buses, horse and carts and pushbikes to get around. Win win win, everywhere.

That wouldn't work unfortunately as an increase in horses/pushbikes would increase the risk of accidents for everyone concerned. I do hope you're not suggesting you'd need to be earning 80k in order to afford an MOT, it would only affect those who treat their vehicles with disregard in the first place, they'd rather spend £1000 on Christmas presents than spend £200 servicing their car.

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2 hours ago, Annoymouse said:

From a road safety perspective removing defective cars from the roads will reduce the number of a cars on the roads dramatically, people who run a vehicle on a shoe string budget will no longer be able to afford to, the old dear who uses her car once a week to go to church and hasn't even had an eye test for 20 years probably won't bother renewing her MOT on her 15 year old Micra either. Less cars on the roads = less accidents. It would also mean more people using public transport which given they struggle to make any money is win-win situation.

Some logic in that. Although it can lead to an increase in road traffic offences by people running uninsured, untaxed and untested. Happens in the UK

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One car per household. Job done

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On ‎1‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 7:55 PM, Neil Down said:

One car per household. Job done

Er.. F O Neil.:ph34r:

One car per person maybe.:)

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On ‎1‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 11:47 AM, Tempus Fugit said:

sad report of an inquest in the news on a biker who died at the same spot and 24hrs after another of the same group met a similar end.

spot the difference  Brandywell - one footy arrow, elsewhere damn great warning signs, multiple arrows and roadside markers

roads have to be safe for people who don't know them as well as those who do

WHEN will the DoI put some WARNING SIGNS on corners you can't just steer around ? there's not even a 'Black Spot' sign (remember them ? where have they all disappeared to ?)

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Brandywell has no fewer than 7 warning signs. If folk can't read they should not be in vehicles. That picture does not tell the full storey and is deliberately misleading. It is also 8.5 years old.

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Windy corner has loads of warning signs too since it was reprofiled.

 

I’ve seen two vehicles on their side there in the last week. 

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Think I've posted this before - there are nearly 200 standing traffic sign poles, both in use and redundant, from Ramsey hairpin to the bottom of Hillberry. With a large percentage of the infestation being around Windy since its remodelling. Scrap dealer's dream.

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On 1/12/2019 at 4:47 PM, Non-Believer said:

Ban all cars belonging to those earning less than £80k per annum (number pulled from Random Number Generator borrowed from Eddie Teare btw). That will reduce the number of vehicles on the road as well at a stroke. And by implication, the number of accidents. Saving millions in emergency services and investigation costs.

Less wear and tear on the roads, allowing maintenance funds and remaining road tax revenues to be diverted to pension deficits. Less pollution.

And allow the rich to make more efficient journeys rather than being held up by the pesky peasants who can still use the buses, horse and carts and pushbikes to get around. Win win win, everywhere.

But those pesky peasants will have the last laugh as they'll be as fit as butcher's dogs with all that extra walking/pushbiking etc. Those with loadsamoney still driving their big 4x4s will be become lard arses and take up Nobles bed space by the score after being diagnosed with atherosclerosis and diabetes. So not quite win-win. :D   

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1 hour ago, Terminal said:

Windy corner has loads of warning signs too since it was reprofiled.

 

I’ve seen two vehicles on their side there in the last week. 

Climate change mate. Its got windier again, since they did the repair job. 

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On 1/12/2019 at 4:50 PM, Annoymouse said:

 how about the accidents that happen on a daily basis that don't even make the news? Have you seen the amount of car body repair shops over here?

Less cars + less chance of accidents (does that work any better for you?)

 

Scrapes and shunts in Tesco's car park and the like are not particularly pertinent to a road safety strategy debate.

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Home Affairs Minister Bill Malarkey said the document aims to reduce serious and fatal accidents by 40% by gathering statistics, enforcement of existing laws and by education.

will they double the numbers of people with clipboards collecting statistics it'll work !

Maybe more effective would be to make road markings more consistent and repaint the ones you can't see any more

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Well - We now have a Road Safety Strategy. Tynwald debate was interesting. Some good points, and some nonsense, but at least its now in the mix. 

 

 

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whatever happened to the 'black spot' signs which were put up in the mid 1960s ?

something like this, (would you believe the originals were painted on board, and erected by a man from the highways who accompanied the Road Safety Officer)

 

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2 hours ago, Yibble said:

Scrapes and shunts in Tesco's car park and the like are not particularly pertinent to a road safety strategy debate.

I was meaning more the ones involving police attendance, which wouldn't happen with a car park shunt.

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 richmond hill would suggest we need safe roads strategy rather than a road safety strategy.

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