I am a FH squatter
- Dec 23, 2003
Yeah, I don't understand how driving for longer helps reduce pollution.The big problem with reducing motorway speeds to 60 to fight pollution is that the biggest polluters are the trucks, that can't go above 60 anyway. It's going to reduce nothing... It might even make things worse in some areas if it starts to cause more tailbacks. I agree that something needs to be done, I'm just not convinced that's the right step to take.
Then how does it work because my car is far more fuel efficient on a motorway than any other type of divingIt doesn't really work that way:
Introducing lower speed limits on motorways is expected to cut both fuel consumption and pollutant emissions. The exact benefit depends on a number of factors, however, including both technological effects such as the fall in energy consumed when decreasing speed, and non-technological factors...www.eea.europa.eu
That link literally says:There are many variables involved with the ideal speed for the best mpg, in general however if everything was equal it wouldn't happen at 70 mph but even worse is people tend to read 70 mph as 80 mph.
So we're still targeting the wrong thing. Roads need to be better designed to improve traffic flow.Interestingly, the most fuel-efficient roads in the country are not quiet extra-urban dual carriageways or 20mph city streets, they are motorways. This is where you can leave the car in top gear and gently cruise along, using minimal fuel.
Iirc most cars are most fuel efficient cruising at around 56 mph. But even at 70 or 80 its still better than constant break accelerate of urban driving.That link literally says:
So we're still targeting the wrong thing. Roads need to be better designed to improve traffic flow.
Seems to me that a certain organisation has too much spare money.Jesus fights back.
Birmingham as well, the new freakin jerusalem on our doorstep.
Needs some big speakers to drown out Islam call to prayer.
Fine with drunk drivers or drivers who kill because they think the road is the ideal place to race their shitmobile getting increased punishments.
I saw an article yesterday how murderers that are children will get life sentences in the future.
American prison system heeeerrreee wweee commmeee.
I would say its a Conservative approach, but its not, its gonna be a profit approach
You know, the law is there for a reason. If you break it and kill somebody - guess what - Prison.
I think some crimes should face the death penalty but you know, ethics are a thing.. (The major crimes)
So the baying dogs get their way.A consultation carried out in 2016 gave support for the new driving offence measures from victims, road safety campaigners and people who had lost loved ones.