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 Post subject: Government e-petitions
PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 09:16 
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I've not seen the new Government e-petitions website mentioned on here so far.

Currently third on the list with 64,000 signatures is Cheaper petrol and diesel

If a petition gains 100,000 signatures it supposedly triggers a debate in Parliament.

Other transport-related ones that may be of interest include:

Remove all speed cameras
Increase the speed limit on UK motorways
Removal of Dartford Crossing tolls
Eliminate speed bumps
Banning cycles from pavements and licensing cyclists
Acquitted defendants' legal costs

Of course we know that this exercise is to a large extent just a way of giving the impression of listening to the public while continuing to ignore them. However, it's a bit of fun and it could potentially have an impact on setting the agenda - the petition about Hillsborough which is currently Number 2 certainly seems to have done so, and the one on road charging under the old system certainly did.

Unlike the old system, you can't view a list of who has signed a petition, and you also have to get through a difficult captcha before your signature is accepted.

"Show me someone who says that they have never exceeded a speed limit, and I'll show you a liar, or a menace." (Austin Williams - Director, Transport Research Group)

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