Thoughts and comments please!
Just throwing this out there to gain some understanding, insight and to generate discussion so please do add if you can.
We've all grown tired of reading the horror stories, the majority witnessed or personally experienced problems on the road and ultimately this all comes down to a reasonably simple point.
We have one group moving about in a form of transport that has to an irrefutable level shown itself to be a great taker of life and bringer of injury to a massive level.
We have another group who at another point in time are moving about in a more natural and vulnerable state, having no such protective cage around them. Cyclists & pedestrians.
One group is repeatedly killing and maiming the other group to beyond unacceptable levels. Government, supposedly there to make the hard decisions in the vested interest of what is best for society are choosing indifference and inaction, even engaging in victim blaming rather than addressing the simple fact that persecution is going unchecked on a daily basis.
If we witness one group bringing death and injury to another group in another country we have posh words for it such as genocide and our politicians line up, keen to show that they are agents of valour and perhaps with the UN we send in our troops to give the aggressors a jolly good spanking. Well done us they say.
Why then do we have this situation where our very oppressed group, the weapon not being machetes but a utilitarian object of transport, remains unprotected?
The issue is not one of roaming gangs raping people and removing hands but of persistently unchecked and sometimes lethal use of an object that is supposed to be a privilege to use and not an irreplaceable right with no fear of licence removal.
So, can we as an increasingly angry and frustrated group start a class action or the UK equivalent against government, not for it's actions but for its lack of action to address the core issues? By standing by and allowing one group to keep maiming and killing the other isn't our government effectively stating they approve of the current situation?
Don't we have a basic human right as a group of very concerned individuals to move freely and within the confines of the law without fear of becoming victim to the other group?
I understand that the motor vehicle has seemingly gathered this Teflon shroud but categorically it has no exemptions from the law to protect it, you cannot for example (in theory unfortunately) use your car to drive into someone to kill and then escape all enquiry as you did it with the car and not a knife so all is fine. You can't claim exemption as the car is lawfully permitted to kill with so I'd ask...
Would government act in a similarly disinterested way if the same numbers of death and serious injury were instead being inflicted by knife wielding groups? If we did see that and government were doing very little how could we force them to intervene in a meaningful and forceful way?
Would we go to the European Courts once we've exhausted the UK High Court? Why can't we use our human rights to demand safety from this oppressive group? I'm asking why don't we appear to have any legal channel in an age when overweight people can sue the food vendors for making them overweight?!
I don't accept that irrespective of how one group is being killed by another, by knife or by motor vehicle, that the best we have is one online petition after another for government to commend and then ignore.
Collectively we can amass considerable resource, I believe we all desperately want change and there has never been a better time to mobilise the increasing support we have at all levels to put government in a position where it can no longer ignore the call for change.
Im sure you must all get where I'm coming from, I don't accept that we have to keep putting up with what is clearly a form of oppression in an age when an E list 'celebrity' famous for doing nothing can sue for thousands of pounds because some gossipist described their shoe choice as 'gay'.
This stuff is important and all of us matter, we have ambitions, people we love and people who love us. Why should we have this cheapened because authority doesn't have the spine to do whatever is necessary to bring some sanity and safety to the streets?