ARE UK ROADS DANGEROUS ?
YOU BET YOUR LIFE THEY ARE
tarmac roads typically last 30 years is well made, service tunnels should
be incorporated on all new builds to prevent roads works that delay
traffic. Service access conduits should run alongside all new roads
(water, electricity, telecommunications, etc) to keep traffic moving
efficiently. Planning ahead for servicing is sustainable planning. Most
British roads were obsolete the moment they were built. The
picture above may look quaint but the road should have been wider with at
least one service conduit running parallel. Roads like this in the country
are the subject of constant works and repairs to subsidence. The road tax
on 25,000,000 million registered vehicles even if only 50% is collected
would be al least £1.25 billion pounds in revenue that should be spent on
road building and management, granted that EVs are exempt, hence revenues
will gradually reduce. There will have to be a sliding scale as EVs become
more popular where they are charged to top up a road fund. Especially when
electric or hybrid super trucks come online that create substantially more
NO FORWARD PLANNING - Flexible tarmac roads typically last 30 years is well made, service tunnels should be incorporated on all new builds to prevent roads works that delay traffic. Service access conduits should run alongside all new roads (water, electricity, telecommunications, etc) to keep traffic moving efficiently. Planning ahead for servicing is sustainable planning. Most British roads were obsolete the moment they were built.
The picture above may look quaint but the road should have been wider with at least one service conduit running parallel. Roads like this in the country are the subject of constant works and repairs to subsidence. The road tax on 25,000,000 million registered vehicles even if only 50% is collected would be al least £1.25 billion pounds in revenue that should be spent on road building and management, granted that EVs are exempt, hence revenues will gradually reduce. There will have to be a sliding scale as EVs become more popular where they are charged to top up a road fund. Especially when electric or hybrid super trucks come online that create substantially more road wear.
Tourists will soon realise how dangerous it is to drive down a country A class road, let alone the B roads. You can watch drivers swerving all over the road to avoid damaging their wheels, tyres and suspension, almost colliding with a truck or car coming in the opposite direction. Vans are some of the worst to avoid if they are also taking evasive action. It is bound to end in tragedy.
Do the present administration care? It seems not. They are taxing us several times over on just about everything they can think of to raise money to pretend we still have an Empire, but still cannot repay our National Debt - in fact it is probably getting worse.
HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE - This highway maintenance van just carried on driving past all of the potholes being photographed on this day. Are they instructed to repair roads or just drive around pretending to look busy.
Corporate manslaughter is a crime in several jurisdictions, including England and Wales and Hong Kong. It enables a corporation to be punished and censured for culpable conduct that leads to a person's death. This extends beyond any compensation that might be awarded in civil litigation or any criminal prosecution of an individual (including an employee or contractor). The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 came into effect in the UK on 6 April 2008.
Does a motor accident have to cause an actual death, or will a serious injury that could have caused death be sufficient. We think that in this case where management failure is clear, that the persistent non-performance of Conservative ministers could only lead to one conclusion, and that is an accident that is potentially fatal. Why? Because all accidents in cars on busy roads are potentially fatal. Given that the human frame is so frail, it is a miracle that more people are not killed on our roads. So, don't forget to wear your seat belt. Buckle up.
CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER AND CORPORATE HOMICIDE ACT 2007 - 2007 CHAPTER 19
Section 11 Application to Crown bodies
CORPORATE MENS REA
Councils too are in the firing line. Any prosecution might include the local and national authorities as co-defendants. So, keep tabs on your area. Make a photographic record of including dates and write to your MP, copy to your local authority. Perhaps include the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive, and the County Council.
CRIME SCENE MANAGEMENT
In order to be able to prosecute the present Conservative Government on a charge of Corporate Manslaughter, an accident that causes death must be preserved carefully with measurements of tyre marks, potholes and witness statements taken from all of those in the proximity at that time, to include any reports of potholes in that area. In addition, camera footage (if there is any) should be secured. it might not be necessary to prove knowledge of any particular pothole, simply that it was the state of the roads that caused or contributed to the accident or death.
IS PATRICK A CRIMINAL IN THE MAKING - Patrick Allen McLoughlin (born 30 November 1957) is a British politician. He's been a Member of Parliament (MP) since 1986, initially for West Derbyshire and since 2010 for its successor, the Derbyshire Dales constituency. At his age he should know that deep ruts and holes in our roads present a danger to life and limb - and of course to our vehicles. On 4 September 2012 he was appointed Secretary of State for Transport - a dark day for motorists as it turns out. A former miner, he is one of the few Conservative MPs to have been a manual worker before entering Parliament. We wonder if he should go back to mining, assuming of course that he was any good at it. Patently, he is not good at managing our roads. Ask any motorist.
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 is a landmark in law in the UK. For the first time, companies and organisations can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter as a result of serious management failures resulting in a gross breach of a duty of care.
Like all structures, roads deteriorate over time. Deterioration is primarily due to accumulated damage from vehicles, however environmental effects such as frost heaves, thermal cracking and oxidation often contribute. According to a series of experiments carried out in the late 1950s, called the AASHO Road Test, it was empirically determined that the effective damage done to the road is roughly proportional to the Fourth power of axle weight. A typical tractor-trailer weighing 80,000 pounds (36.287 t) with 8,000 pounds (3.629 t) on the steer axle and 36,000 pounds (16.329 t) on both of the tandem axle groups is expected to do 7,800 times more damage than a passenger vehicle with 2,000 pounds (0.907 t) on each axle. Potholes on roads are caused by rain damage and vehicle braking or related construction works.
WOW - This is a road looking south in Pevensey Bay, but part of a one-way slip road heading toward Bexhill and Hastings from Eastbourne. It is disgraceful. Tourist will travel along these coastal roads, lumping and bumping instead of enjoying a smooth summer holiday. They will tell everyone in Europe that not only are we Brexit Bonkers, but we cannot even afford a decent pair of shoes. Run down Britain is getting worse. More potholes by the dozen - but not to worry, we can afford to exit Europe and carry on building battleships as if there was a war on. Britannia no longer rules the waves of provides decent highways.
PEPPER ALLEY - You'd have a job to avoid any pedestrian who had tripped over one of these potholes, especially where this is a two lane road during the rush hour traffic. But what happens if your suspension collapses and causes your car to slew into the other lane or even mount the pavement.
ARE ALL OUR TAXES GOING
Will we ever be charged for breathing and will there be a copulation tax on babies, perhaps based on the size of the father's member.
A country that charges so much for its citizens to live in is a country that is not being properly run. if the state of our roads is a reflection on the way our country is being run, then we need another Government. One that knows what it is doing and provides a value for money service for the people, rather than a system where the rich get richer from over-taxing the workers - and then has the cheek not to provide the basic services - such as roads that we can rely on to get us to work and back.
DECEMBER 2014 - Patrick McLoughlin said:
"Today I am setting out the biggest, boldest and most far-reaching roads programme for decades. It will dramatically improve our road network and unlock Britain’s economic potential.
If the Government responsible for ripping us off had any feelings of guilt for what they are doing, they would surely give us a rebate on last years contributions and not charge for this year or the next, until the roads are put back into a merchantable state.
NEWS JUNE 2014 - Pothole fund of £168m allocated to councils
The money must be used to "repair potholes or to ensure that they do
not appear in the first place" and councils must publish monthly
updates on how many repairs have been carried out.
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