“Labour would support the lowering of the alcohol limit, because anything that will save lives on our roads is worth doing,” says Ms Fenton.
Readers helpfully suggested a number of policies for Labour, which meet their criteria of saving lives on the road, regardless of the impact it has on motorists. Some of them include:
- All cars to be fitted with 1-metre thick foam rubber bumpers.
- All cars to have a man with a flag and loudhailer walking in front of them to alert pedestrians of the imminent appearance of a motor vehicle.
- Abolish cars, everyone to travel by moonhopper.
- All vehicles to be painted violent pink for improved visibility.
- Data loggers for every vehicle with instant tolls and fines, combined with implants on people to catch the cyclists and skateboarders on any decent hill
- Abolish roads
- A “Working for Families Ferrari tax credit”
- Mandatory roller derby style body armour for all children
- Allow only one person per car so there is no distracting chatter
- A ban on Prime Ministerial motorcades
- Stop running trains on any tracks which cross roads by means of level-crossings
- Make all roads one way.
All of these excellent proposals will clearly significantly reduce the road toll, and hence are “worth doing”. I look forward to seeing them in Labour’s 2011 manifesto.