If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

- George Washington

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Another day, another IAM poll ...

This time, it's all about Deaths and Injuries on British Roads. Basically, you are being asked to give your opinion on why deaths and injuries have fallen in recent years, and whether they will fall or rise during the next few. You either know or you don't, and your opinion doesn't really make a scrap of difference. How being able to say "British motorists think that ..." will be a useful tool in influencing Government policy is a mystery. Still, if you want to have a go, fill your boots. You don't have to be a member, etc.

For the first time, I have been able to see a column of comments after the poll has been completed. I'm afraid it just what you might expect from the "Oim a considerably better droiver than yow" membership. My heart sank when I read James's comment:
Reduce the speed limit to 55mph.
Two weary responses from me:

1. If people are ignoring a 60 mph limit, what on earth possesses you to think they will suddenly obey a 55 mph one?

2. Today, 55. Tomorrow, 50. And then 45, 40 ... see where it's heading?

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