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Any road, which has an increase in traffic volumes, which is not a secondary or primary arterial road, is to be upgraded to secondary arterial road status as soon as practicable.
All impediments to free flow of traffic movement are to be removed as soon as reasonable and the road widened as far as the topography allows.
Traffic growth is to be seen as an indicator that the road needs an upgrade and opening up to allow free flow of traffic.
The rights of the motorists and the number of motorists who are taxpayers are to be considered in any forum, which presents itself as championing itself as being for impeding traffic flow.
That the normal growth of the city be considered necessary and supporting that growth is freedom to use roads lawfully and reasonably is a right of all motoring public.
In the UK one in five young drivers are involved in accidents in the first year of driving. The percentage is higher in young male drivers. This can be attributed to various factors. Lack of experience, driving too fast, lack of concentration due to distractions while driving, insufficient training for bad weather driving and no motorway training what so ever.
There are also issues regarding experienced drivers. We are in a situation where you can pass a driving test at 17 and not be reassessed until the age of 70.
Currently at 70 you can apply on line to renew you licence and only require a medical certificate for medium and large vehicles. The above also contribute to road accidents.
Not only do some accidents change lives for ever especially if the accident is fatal. There are both financial and man power strains put on our emergency services.
With a few simple law changes we can reduce road accidents and fatalities in the UK Another positive could be a reduction in insurance premiums. Less accidents equal less claims which in theory should equal lower insurance costs.
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By not allowing children of driver/crews/officials in the pits we are losing the future drivers and crews.
We can understand not allowing public children in the pits. But for a family based sport it's deplorable to have a blanket ban on the future with these kids. If so speedway will a thing of the past.
The sport needs a future.
I believe if you hit a cat whilst driving you should at the very least call the police, local council animal control or local vet and stay until they arrive if the cat is injured or even dead.
It would help us pet owners to know for certain what has happened to our beloved pets instead of wondering and worrying for years.
Cats are not feral if they live among a family who love them very much.
Most responsible owners have their cat micro chipped, which allows whoever has been informed about the injured/dead cat to notify the owners, also many cats have collars on with name, phone number or address .
In the early 70's, I passed my driving test for a car, I was taught to use Indicators for overtaking parked vehicles, at junction's and round-a-bouts.
Up to present day, if you take your "HGV or BUS" lessons and Test, you must Indicate at all times, when needed. Over the following years the rules have changed and new car drivers are told its no longer needed to indicate.
This is not acceptable, as it is common decency to show your intentions of direction, when mobile. For Paramount safety on our Roads.
As a driving instructor for many years, I see examples of bad driving, dangerous driving, bad obstructive parking, terrible pedestrian activity, lack of consideration, intolerance, impatience, aggressive driving, total ignorance and stupidity amongst some drivers, lack of knowledge of the Highway Code, lack of attention to safety, and downright nastiness towards ourselves (with learners at the wheel) and with others.
I teach people to drive by the rules, as do the driving instructor industry as a whole, and yet, all around us are idiots, criminals, and fools, and no one to bring them to book. There is an absence of police to enforce the rules and laws, already in existence, and all we have is a seemingly useless parking patrol service, which I have been seen to ignore bad parking.
We need to put the servicing of the highway laws back into the hands of the police. We need something with teeth to bring these people into line, for the general safety of others.
Dear Hon’ble Chief Minister Smt. Shiela Dikshit, Hon’ble Minister of Transport, Shri Arvinder Singh Lovely and transport commissioner Shri R K Verma
With regard to the problems commuters face with auto rickshaw drivers (ARD), such as overcharging and unruly behaviour, we wish to bring your attention to the following facts.
Out of the two types of autorickshaw drivers, 80 per cent are renter-drivers, renting autos from contractors who own multiple vehicles. They pay Rs 250-300 for 10-12 hours and earn the same amount in profit: half their daily taking goes on rent and CNG. Owner-drivers own their machines, although “owner” is misleading as most are repaying huge loans to auto-financiers from whom they purchased the rickshaw and the required permit. Monthly payments are Rs 9,000-15,000.
Two decisions have strengthened the auto-financiers’ hands. In 1997, the Supreme Court capped the number of autos, trying to cut emissions. No new auto-permits would be issued; nor could they be sold. Delhi’s size and population grew, but the number of autos did not. Consequently, the permit price rocketed and a black market emerged. Only auto-financiers won; their existing stock of auto-permits appreciated. In the late ’90s, a new rickshaw with permit cost just over a lakh. Today, after a decade of black-market inflation, the same package costs Rs 4-4.5 lakh: Rs 1.45 lakh for the auto, Rs 3 lakh for the permit. Meanwhile, demand for rented autos rose with new migrants, but supply froze, allowing contractors to hike rents.
Then, in 1998, the Supreme Court ordered public transport vehicles to convert to CNG by 2002. Owner-drivers had to pay Rs 30,000 each. In 2000, Delhi had 83,000 autorickshaws. In 2002, there were 55,000. The average owner-driver could not afford it; thousands had to sell their autos and valid permits cheaply to financiers. Others had their permits voided and were left unable to legally drive their autorickshaws: selling them to a financier was the only option. By cancelling and hoarding permits, financiers and the Transport Department managed to get rid of over a third of Delhi’s autos, sending permit prices spiralling.
Financiers now hold most of Delhi’s auto-permits — but in the names of the original owners (not the financiers), who sold their vehicles years ago. When a driver pays Rs 4-4.5 lakh for the auto-permit package, the permit will be transferred in his name only when the loan is repaid. Until then he drives “illegally”. Renter-drivers have the same problem: the auto-permit is in the contractor’s name, or a false name to cover the contractor’s activities.
Other methods exist to retain control. The financier will make the driver — frequently a new migrant to Delhi — sign several blank loan contracts. This gives him power to raise interest rates and deny the driver ownership even when the loan is fully repaid. It also allows him to charge extortionate “penalty charges”. Many of Delhi’s owner-drivers have been repaying loans for many years due to compound interest and “late payment penalties” of up to Rs 30,000. The contract maximises the financier’s ability to repossess the autorickshaw. Once snatched back, it can be sold to the next driver. Many vehicles have been “sold” and repossessed five or six times.
The over-regulatory regime demands Auto-drivers to carry around 16 documents with them at all times, “available” from the transport department on application. However, each application requires an absurdly long list of supporting documents: a 50-year-old Bihari driver may be asked for his old school certificates and Delhi ID and ration cards. Impossible requirements, of course, lead to bribes being offered.
Is it surprising, then, that in this distorted market, auto-drivers can’t rely on the meter? Somehow, in the midst of all these repayments, rents, bribes and challans, the autowallahs must feed their families.
Yet auto rickshaws are a vital part of Delhi’s infrastructure: they are efficient, affordable, economical, environmentally friendly — and iconic. They cannot be scrapped. Instead, the whole auto rickshaw sector must be reformed, starting with the issuance of new permits. To become a “world-class city” Delhi needs a bigger, better fleet of intermediate public transport vehicles that provide convenient public transport to residents respecting right to livelihood of the drivers.
The apex court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority in January this year cited the freeze ordered by the apex court on the number of autos at 55,000 in the city as the main reason for the financier mafia selling autos at an escalated cost.
This Petition is for all that have been or may still be effected by the current disruption in services by drive test.
This disruption has effected many of our youth and young adults who need their licence for work as well many other day to day uses.
The government and Union need to realize that drive test should be available to all drivers who need its services for work.
Charter of Rights and Freedoms in Ontario?
The Government of the Province of Ontario has allowed the Drive Test organization and it's driving test examiners to indefinitely withdraw their services to residents of Ontario while they attempt to negotiate a new collective agreement.
The suspension of such services infringes on the rights of citizens living in Ontario.
Recently my 8 year old daughter who was supposed to stay in an afterschool childcare program, was accidentally put on the school bus to ride home. Upon arriving home to an empty house, her bus driver let her off of the bus and left her untill 5:30 in the afternoon. The transportation department claims that they are only responcible for preschoolers and kindtergardeners. I as a parent am outraged at the fact that is is ok for our school system who are responcible for our children, to just be allowed to drop elementary aged school children off regaurdless of age or supervision.
Bus Drivers' Responsibilities
All bus drivers shall meet the qualifications of and be in compliance with the responsibilities noted in Kentucky Administrative Regulations.
Walkthrough at End of Run
Bus drivers shall conduct a walkthrough of their buses at the end of each run to ensure that all students have disembarked at their designated stops.
Bus drivers who fail to observe/perform their responsibilities shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.
1 702 KAR 005:080; 702 KAR 005:150
Order #: lXTRANSPORTATION 06.33
Regular Bus Stops
Discharge of Pupils
The bus driver shall discharge pupils at their regularly scheduled stops only, except with written authorization from the Principal to discharge a pupil at another location.1 Preschool students shall be transported in accordance with applicable regulations.2
The Principal shall have a written authorization from a child's parents before permitting discharge at a location other than the regular stop.
The driver may discharge a pupil for disciplinary reasons in accordance with Policy 06.34 of this manual and with 702 KAR 005:080.1
1 702 KAR 005:080
2 702 KAR 005:150
Order #: X
A Manitoba court recently threw out tickets for drivers exceeding the temporary speed limit in construction zones when no workers were present and no safety was compromised, meaning those who haven't already paid their tickets will not be required to do so.
But the NDP government is refusing to refund the tickets for the thousands of drivers who have already paid. It's a cash grab, and it's wrong.
After visiting the Penndot Drivers License Center in Coudersport PA on two occasions I witnessed and experienced rude behavior by the employees at this location.
These people are suppose to be serving the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the community mentioned. After talking with several people in the community I am now aware that these acts are not specific to my experiences and it seems that this is the way that these particular PENNDOT employees conduct there services to the community and the people of the commonwealth.
From 1 July 2007 the Queensland Government introduced a new graduated licensing system to reduce fatalities on our roads, particularly among young motorists. Young drivers aged 17-24 are twice as likely to be involved in fatal crashes than drivers aged between 25-59. That is why the Queensland Government introduced new laws to change the licensing system for young drivers.
The new changes introduced by Queensland Transport included the introduction of a logbook system to ensure learners get a good balance of experience before they drive solo on the road. Learner drivers are required to complete 100 hours of supervised on-road driving experience.
The extension of the learner period to 12 months and the completion of 100 hours of driving experience will expose learners to driving in various road conditions. During this time, they gain valuable experience, including driving at night. The requirement to accumulate 100 hours of supervised on-road driving experience before undertaking a practical driving assessment highlights the importance of the learner licence stage and ensures the learner accumulates extensive driving experience under a range of driving conditions before applying for a provisional licence.
Since the changes in law, many young people in state care face many barriers when trying to obtain their driving licence, such as foster carers not having enough time, residentials not having insurance for young people to drive company or youth worker owned cars and the average driving lesson costing $47 an hour and the likelihood of the Department of Child Safety providing an average of $4700 for each young person wanting to access there licence isn't high either.
I am sick and tired of constantly hearing about and seeing lives that have been wrecking, ruined shattered and lost due to the selfish and inconsiderate actions of the scum that still think that it’s fine to still drink alcohol and drive! So I propose and ask for your backing for 3 radical new changes to the UK Drink Driving Laws.
Number 1. Zero tolerance. Why should there be a limit? If one is all you can have then surely it isn’t needed. Then there can be no error in Judgement then. With a limit it entices people to think ‘Oh, One more won’t push me over the limit?’
Number 2. The punishments are not severe enough and do not seem to get the message across. With Zero tolerance, any alcohol detected that is relevant to that day should result in an instant six month ban and a large fine. Any alcohol over a certain limit should result in a lifetime ban and possible sentencing and an even larger fine. Refusal to give a roadside sample 6 month ban. Refusal to give a certified sample or Blood sample Life time ban.
Number 3. Finally, all passengers in cars of drink drivers should be given a fixed penalty of at least £80. I know some people will say thats not fair but knowingly getting in a car with a drink driver should be a crime. You wouldn’t drive a getaway car for a bank robber nor would you let a serial killer keep killing if you know him. People may also say ‘Well I didn’t know he/she had had a drink!’ How pissed off would your mates be with you if they got hit with a fine?
I believe if this was introduced it may cut down on drink driving as people will not want to travel with them making the decision not to drive an easier one.
A reward should maybe be given to people who report drink drivers that end up in a conviction. Also a list with pictures of convicted drivers should be made available to all alcohol serving establishments. This may help in prevent repeat offenders offending again.
Finally most of the revenue made from these fines and convictions should go towards helping the victims and their families get the lives back together.
I know a lot of people may think these are harsh but how would you feel if your life with shattered by the careless actions of a drink driver?
We need Jeremy Clarkson as London Mayor. All the government/London assembly/local councils want is to make as much money as they can from car drivers. Still we have roads that are a disgrace. Ken Livingstone is not the answer.
Vechile accidents have long been to blame for the highest number of teenage deaths in the United States. Statistics show that teenage drivers, under laws now, are still at high risk of getting into accidents that could endanger not only their lives, but the lives of all those on the road.
With revisions to the currents laws teenage drivers would gain more experience, and become more intelligent, safer drivers and the bring the potential for the decreasement of their involvement in roadway accidents and deaths
The final stage in July 2008 will be the introduction of a two stage probationary licence comprising a one year P1 probationary licence, and a three year P2 probationary licence.
Passenger laws will be in effect not allowing P platers to carry a certain amount of passengers between a certain time, making transport more difficult.
The laws will also extend P plates from 3 years to 4 years, meaning that a younger driver will have to be 22 in Victoria in order to claim their full licence.
From 1 July 2007, new restrictions on driving high powered vehicles will be introduced for probationary licence drivers who obtain their licence from 1 July 2007.
From this date a probationary licence holder will not be able to drive a vehicle if it has:
* An engine of eight or more cylinders;
* a turbocharged or supercharged engine (except diesel powered vehicles);
* an engine that has been modified to increase its performance; and/or
* certain high performance six cylinder cars. An official list of nominated vehicles will be published on this website from 1 July 2007. In the interim it is expected to include the following vehicles:
o the BMW M and M3,
o Nissan 350Z,
o Porsche (all models), and
o Mercedes Benz SLK350.
Current hours of service rules do not allow for any common sense in logging.
First and foremost there is No distinction between work related duties and driving. Currently, any duty performed during the tour of duty is subtracted from available driving hours.
More trucks on the road, mean longer fuel lines, more time needed to get into and out of shippers, receivers and truck stops. The main goal in the industry is safety. Drivers are not allowed to log honestly what actually happens during the day, even though the industry slogan is "log it as you do it". This is fantasy and not reality.
Examples of common sense logging would be;
1. Driving time logged would stop when entering a truck stop of shipping/receiving facility. Why? because it does not make sense to have to log the 2 mintutes or 20 minutes it takes to wait while other drivers maneuver for a parking spot. If "safety" is truely the goal, the industry rules would not force us to rush, in an area where a majority of accidents occur.
2. Sitting in a fuel line for up to a half an hour, or waiting in line or maneuvering in a shipper/receiver facility is not driving. (yes I have heard the arguement that "well, what if an accident occurs in this situation"?) simple, you log it at the time it happens, and do all the appropriate paperwork. This need not take up a drivers available driving hours. Also, scale inspections, because they are a hit and miss item, that may happen during any given week, or may not happen for several weeks, should be logged to show when and how long, but should not take from the driving hours.
I want to make the roads safer by getting a law passed that restricts learner and provisional drivers to only be able to drive 4 cylinder up to a 2litre vechile.
My Son drives a high powered turbo vechile and when other provisional drivers pull up next to him they always want to drag.
I feel if he was in a standard vechile these incidents wouldnt happen as the drivers know the vechiles are standard and dont need to prove how much power the vechile has.
On Friday September 29, 2006, a union vote took place concerning modifications in the Driver and Monitor Contract. Many union members feel that they were not properly notified or given accurate information concerning the vote.
Specifically, members were not notified in a timely manner to make arrangements or allocations of their time to participate in the vote. Some members were notified the very day of the vote and some were not notified at all. The preferred current ASCME communication style is to put paper flyers in the transportation building lounge. This style operates under the assumption that all drivers and monitors visit the lounge, which is not true.
Additionally, the amendments to the contract were not given to each union member in a timely manner to develop an opinion of good or evil. Only two pieces of paper that were confusing to some lay next to the vote box for drivers and monitors to make a very quick decision to vote yes or no. Furthermore, union members were not provided their own personal copy
May 29, 2006
REQUEST FOR SPEED BUMPS ON Melville Ave., Toronto
This is a petition to add speed bumps on Melville.
This street is often used by cars, taxis and delivery vehicles to avoid traffic on Dupont St. between Shaw Ave. and Christie St..
As many of us have seen, many drivers drive quickly down the street., and not taking responsiblity to slow down in this family oriented neighborhood.
We believe speeds bumps would deter these type of drivers without compromising the ability of emergency vehicles to access the street, or the number of parking spots.
May 26, 2006
Dear Friends! Collegues! Dear Partners and Customers! Dear Drivers and Passengers! Dear All! My name is Leonard F. Yankelovich and I am BrandMan of DARTSFILMZ.TV window films.
Generation Z. Yes, I deal with window films. That's why somebody can tell: "Yeeeeeeah, Leo, You only want to make money selling Your films! You have no idea to help us". I will tell: "NO". The tint laws we have all over the world are outdated, incorrect and useless.
Tint laws we have make any car a dangerous weapon on any sunny area. This tint laws make car glass double dangerous during acidents. There are million "NO" we can tell to this tint laws, but we still don't do it. No idea to write here all problems related with nottinted drivers glasses....I want to tell here.
LET'S STAY UNITED. Let's kick this outlaw tintlaws which don't allow us to drive safely! LEGALIZE TINTZ!!!
May 17, 2006
Since the complete opening of Medley Ridge Drive there has been an increase in the speed of cars traveling on our street.
We want to stop the drivers traveling on our street above the speed limit for the safety of our children.
March 29, 2006
I am writing about the complaints the city of Galesburg has on the demo cars...
I dont see what the problemn is!
These kids are having fun building cars, and learning how to work on their own car...It is a team thing..
January 17, 2006
Lee (pictured), was killed instantly from multiple injuries when a driver failed to give way at traffic lights colliding with him head on. Lee was riding through a green light on his motorbike. The driver exercised his full rights, declined a police interview and was not asked to submit to a blood test. Lee, his victim, had no rights, infact his name was not even mentioned in the charge.
We are calling for an urgent overhaul of the motoring offences system, with tougher sentences and higher fines.
The current law of driving 'without due care' is a very good reflection of how unimportant road traffic death is considered. At present drivers are charged more often with careless driving, over dangerous driving, as it is easier to obtain a conviction.
The current penalties incurred by drivers involved in a major crash which is a clear-cut case of negligence do not reflect the enormity of the offence.
We want the victim to be the central issue of the charge. The current system fails to acknowledge the senseless loss of life or the trauma suffered by the victim's families. When making the decision to sign this petition please put yourself in the position of the victim's family. What would you consider justice?
July 12, 2005: Residents oppose the addition of a proposed two-story parking structure at a neighboring car dealership.
Residents request that Santa Monica City Council approve speed bumps on 13th Street due to execssive speed by mechanics and potential buyers speeding beyond the 30 mph limit.
We, the undersigned, are asking for help to get our bus driver, Mr. Spells, terminated so we can feel safer about riding the bus.
Not only does Mr. Spells make rude comments, but he also drives carelessly. He endangers the lives of every student on the bus, himself, and the lives of innocent drivers that share the road with him. Mr. Spells swerves all over the road, does not watch where he is going, and has even hit two street signs that are at least three feet off the side of the road.
Is it safe to talk on a cell phone while driving a school bus full of thirty or more kids? I don't think so. But obviously Mr. Spells does because he loves to carry on conversations while the bus is in motion. There is a sticker in the front of the bus that says "no idling - save fuel and breathe easier" but Mr. Spells frequently stops the bus, gets out and goes outside to talk on his phone. He is not only wasting diesel but is giving students the oppurtunity to misbehave. Mr. Spells even has the audacity to make racial comments agaist Hispanics, calling them "brown skins". It is also a state law for anyone to wear a seat belt while operating a motor vehicle. Mr. Spells drives the bus without his seatbelt often.
When we, the students, confront the assistant principal [Mr. Stacy Poston] about these incidents, the only thing he had to say was: "Mr. Spells has been driving for many years, he is one of our best drivers. Would you like us to put you on a bus that has had ten or twenty wrecks?" First of all, why should any bus driver be driving if they have had that many wrecks? It's unsafe. Second, Mr. Spells should keep his glasses on at all times, but instead he will take two minutes every day to take them off and clean them while he is driving. How is he supposed to see? We just hope he knows what he is doing.
This is why we are asking for your help to accomplish the only goal we have: To make our rides to and from school safer with a new bus driver. We are not trying to cause chaos, we are just concerned about the safety of the students and other drivers. This is why we believe Mr. Spells should not drive anymore, for fear of our lives and those of others. Thank you for taking the time to read this petition and we hope you agree with our views.
The Netherlands is the first country to introduce the requirement of registering motor vehicle. It is also a country of high taxes and euthanasia. This petition is to abandon the requirement of registering motor vehicles nad licencing drivers to protect Polish capitalism.
More and more people everyday use cell phones. There is nothing wrong with cell phones and because of our expanding technology they have become more common.
As you are well aware there is a new Superstore under construction at the corner of St Clair and Runnymede.
Firstly, on Maria St. the city has posted signs prohibiting heavy trucks from using this street Despite these signs the street is being used as a throughway fro commercial and construction traffic on a regular basis, from Runnymede Ave. all the way through to Clendenan Ave., and vice versa. The affected residential streets include: Clendenan Ave., Boiler St., St. John's Place, Gilmore Avenue and Maria Street.
Secondly, more often than not we are seeing Maria St. used as a throughway for drivers who wish to avoid the traffic lights on Dundas West and find a "short cut" to the stock yards shopping area.
Our main concern is for the safety of the high density of small children in our neighbourhood, not used to the increased traffic. Often the drivers are moving at speeds well above the posted limit, too fast for a residential street, and thru traffic is increasing weekly.
Because of the current layout of Maria St. upon, completion of the new Superstore these problems will be compounded and Maria street will see: increased traffic, parking space deficiency, danger to our children and an increase in noise pollution.
Our proposed solution to these concerns is to have part of Maria St. be designated as a one way so that it is not a throughway from Clendenan to Runnymede.