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To: Irish Government
Cut top speed to 80 km/hr on all roads to substantially cut greenhouse gas emissions immediately. www.80max.ie
Why is this important?
Road transport is the fastest growing sector for greenhouse gases in the world. This move
a) Is fair and just
b) Creates many benefits
c) Tackles the biggest emitters
d) Engages all sectors of our community.
e) Engages the greatest amount of people
Taken in order :
a)It is both fair and just as it is asking the majority of our population, producing the most CO2, to reduce the most. All without hardship.
b) The benefits are many.
1.safer roads and fewer road deaths
2. reduced greenhouse gases by up to one third
3. cleaner air
4. increased disposable income
5. no tax needed thus keeping all financial benefits in local communities.private drivers on average produce between 3 and 4.5 tonnes more CO2 than non-drivers, depending on country, Commercial vehicles considerably more. Hence the 'biggest emitters'
c) Car drivers produce on average between 3 and 4.5 tonnes more CO2 than non-drivers per year.
d) All sectors of our community rely on cars. This targets neither farmers nor commuters nor businesses but everyone.
e) In Ireland there are 2.68 million vehicles registered on our roads. Our population is 4.78 million. 56% of our population can cut their emissions today if they reduce their top speed to 80 km/hr!! This is huge!
Worldwide 20% of world population could reduce their emissions. Worldwide there are 1.4 billion vehicles on the road in a world population of 7.4 billion.