Join Date: Oct 2009
My Motorhome: Swift Lifestyle 590RS
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Its all about cost. Its cheaper to make the hard shoulder a lane. People will and have been killed due to that choice and more will be.
It doesn't make any sense from a safety perspective this is just about saving money.
And its the public who vote for their MPs and the political parties and its those parties that attempt to deliver the will of the people (lower taxes) by trading lives for more speed on the motorway.
Improved traffic flow is proven by using variable speed limits but the public hate to be told to slow down. So instead we trade a safety feature to retain the highest speed we can.
Now just waiting until we decide to rejoin.
Happy to actively support Black Lives Matter because all lives do matter even black ones.