As we have seen with the widespread introduction of speed cameras, speed limits are an easy target. The real problem is deteriorating driving standards. Entering a roundabout is a dice with death, as nobody indicates on or off any more; middle-lane crawlers are reducing our three-lane motorways to two, and overtaking is a lost art.
The current driving test is too easy and is seen as a hurdle that, once cleared, allows one into a lifetime of unfettered driving freedom. We need to start retesting drivers every five years. Of course, a number of poor drivers would be forced off the roads, but that should please Mr Prescott, and if a number of the losers were MPs perhaps they would realise why most people prefer their cars to public transport.
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