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M25 Eco Protests

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by diy_fun_uk, 16 Sep 2021.

  1. Thats the whole point.

    Polite little protests which can easily be ignored are just ignored.


    When is that going to start working, do you think?
     
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  3. Which is worth what?
     
  4. Well, there you have thousands of lawbreakers which the police could do something about.

    Stationary idling is an offence under Section 42 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.

    The act enforces Rule 123 of the Highway Code, which states: "You must not leave a vehicle’s engine running unnecessarily while that vehicle is stationary on a public road."
     
  5. JP_

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    I was in Bromley at the weekend, and there is a block of flats there that had all its cladding and insulation removed after Grenfell, but 2 years on, nothing has replaced it. So more people now burning more fuel to stay warm in uninsulated homes.

    Before

    Now

    Apparently, if the government does not help pay, it will cost each resident between £12,000 and £115,000 to put in safe insulation. Sounds a bit steep!
     
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    What an eyesore (even before the cladding was removed). Why should the Government foot any of the bill ? If the cladding was faulty it should be down to the manufacturer, or installer if fitted incorrectly. The upkeep of blocks of flats is a rip off. A friend had to stump up £20k for windows in his block, another mate said it could be done for less than £3k, but the managing company probably get a massive kickback.
     
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    That's the correct way to deal with it, though the only time you'll see the authorities acting in any way remotely like this nowadays is at a Tommy Robinson gathering.
     
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    I don't think the army could get there as quickly as the police, they react pretty fast to be fair, it just seems a bit slow when the traffic builds up so quick.
     
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    perhaps if you read the rest of the rule, it also states the following :- However it is permissible to leave the engine running if the vehicle is stationary in traffic or for diagnosing faults.
     
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    About as much as yours :ROFLMAO:
     
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    The applicable law is The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 which states:

    Stopping of engine when stationary
    98.—(1) Save as provided in paragraph (2), the driver of a vehicle shall, when the vehicle is stationary, stop the action of any machinery attached to or forming part of the vehicle so far as may be necessary for the prevention of noise.

    (2) The provisions of paragraph (1) do not apply—

    (a)when the vehicle is stationary owing to the necessities of traffic;

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  13. Thats a shame
     
  14. ReganAndCarter

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    He must be a rotten egg. Convicted criminal, thug and troublemaker by any chance?
     
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    Yes, our 'authorities' will always come down hard on the 'wrong' type of protest. So much for the impariality of the law.
     
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