Education/Speed Cameras/No unrestricted roads

Speed cameras in villages and towns where the limits are 30mph. Stops worked for me as a young and less thoughtful driver in the UK. The income generation can go back into policing the roads and education around driving. Remove unrestricted speed allowances. This just signals to people that they can drive as fast as they want regardless of their ability and road conditions... Pull more people for not indicating, using phones, driving too slowly...which makes people over take. I was behind an old gentleman the other day on the back road from Foxdale who was all over the road and never got into 4th gear at any point. Dangerous and selfish. Put signs on villages and towns with accidents numbers on and/or the fact that children/old people and pets live on these roads. More education around speed limits...that they are not targets. And that cyclists, motorbikes and horses are also entitled to use the roads too. The culture of driving here is that people seem to think they can drive how they want and as fast as they want. Very thoughtless driving. Much worse than the UK. The increase of over sized vehicles which often overlap the middle lines is also becoming an issue. People drive them like they are invincible. Tax these aggressively...

Why the contribution is important

We need to show one another respect and reduce the amount of deaths and injuries on our roads. Lives are ruined by 'accidents' which are usually caused by speed, careless or dangerous driving. People need to understand that driving needs full concentration and care. The use of speed cameras is a win win in that the Government increases revenue and there is bound to be an impact on accident rates that are speed related. As seen in the UK.

by Debs on April 12, 2018 at 01:01PM

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  • Posted by MrG April 12, 2018 at 13:55

    Good ideas. Those who comment that speed cameras are just a money making scheme seem to think that speed limits are advisory rather than the law. If you obey the speed limits you can't have any complaints. I also strongly agree about drivers going too slowly - it causes frustration and sometimes dangerous overtaking.
  • Posted by Jaydee April 12, 2018 at 15:11

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  • Posted by CP April 12, 2018 at 15:21

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  • Posted by Tony47 April 12, 2018 at 15:25

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  • Posted by RBrew April 12, 2018 at 16:12

    "Remove unrestricted speed allowances" - Ludicous.
  • Posted by Petes April 12, 2018 at 17:05

    So, let's get this clear Debs. We need to crack down on anyone who drives faster than you, or slower than you, that does anything else you don't like and that drives a car larger than yours? Is that about it?

    There are many people who value highly the freedoms we enjoy here. If you like the UK so much, why don't you go and live there instead.? You could have all the speed limits and cameras you like.
  • Posted by Mikey April 12, 2018 at 19:54

    If I could rate this a zero I would. The only thing I enjoy about living over here is being able to drive over 70mph legally.
  • Posted by Manx57 April 12, 2018 at 20:06

    It would be the death knell of the Island if speed cameras were to ever get installed here!!

    Say goodbye to the TT and it's tourism
  • Posted by Josh April 12, 2018 at 21:24

    If we put a restriction to the speed in this island tourism will say goodbye as that’s what people come to the island for so they can experience the thrill that we get of our roads
  • Posted by CaseyIOM April 12, 2018 at 22:52

    How is that somebody who drives slower than you is dangerous and somebody that drives quicker than you is also dangerous? Does that mean you’re a perfect driver? If so please feel free to give me some lessons
  • Posted by TeddyR April 13, 2018 at 06:38

    There are so many inaccuracies in this idea it's hard to know where to start. The policing of roads and prosecution of bad drivers here already vastly exceeds the uk. The speeds on the derestricted roads here by most motorist are generally much slower than the speeds on restricted roads in the uk. Speed cameras only slow people down for 100 yards going through them and promotes sudden braking. I do agree that there is a need for more education and periodic retesting at certain key ages could be useful to assess a persons fitness to drive however that is an issue across Britain not just IOM. Over all the requirement for personal responsibility here is rather refreshing and the instigation of these ideas would do nothing to counter bad drivers in general. On a side note it is particularly annoying the tendency of drivers to just maintain 40mph absolutely every where 20's 30's 40's 50's derestricted
  • Posted by nickexton April 13, 2018 at 12:08

    So let me get this straight, "Debs" believes that -

    * Anyone driving faster than her should be prosecuted.
    * Anyone driving slower than her should be prosecuted.
    * All old drivers must get their car into 4th gear, despite that Debs will one day be an old driver too.
    * Road signs stating the bloody obvious should be festooned across our villages.
    * Extra wide lorries should be 'Heavily Taxed', despite the fact that they already pay thousands of pounds in road tax.
    * Motorcyclists, Cyclist and Horses are all selfish, despite that Debs was once a less thoughtful driver herself.

    Debs - If you favour how things are run in the UK, then please send me a message and I will willingly give you a lift to the sea terminal in the morning. I smell the special snowflake syndrome when I read your comment.

  • Posted by Dale April 13, 2018 at 23:34

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  • Posted by Liam1965 April 15, 2018 at 01:08

    Coming from the UK where speed cameras are used significantly as an income generator whether Debs likes it or not is undeniable.Posting speed cameras at accident hotspots is a good idea in principle but very few realistically exist and her argument is self defeated when she complains at following a slow driver which incidentally poses more risks to other road users when limits aren’t adhered to but would require an excess speed to get past and the aggressive taxing of larger vehicles due to them occupying more road is ludicrous as this would impact across the board for vans minibuses and people carriers which aren’t a point of arrogance but necessary transport requirement and leaves her out of touch with the issues she addresses.This isn’t the Uk and she should take time to adapt and accept a different driving style or go back to one she is mor comfortable with
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