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cars

17 petitions

Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to The Rt. Hon. Chris Grayling

Fight Vnuk - The EU Judgement Threatening to Kill UK Motorsport

In the landmark ‘Vnuk’ case, the European Court of Justice ruled in 2014 that the EU’s 2009 Motor Insurance Directive required insurance policies to cover all possible third-party accidents in all places and at all times. In some countries, including the United Kingdom and Ireland, governments had interpreted the law as meaning that it only applies to vehicles driven on public roads, however it is now clear that the judgment means that national laws must be changed to ensure that all mechanically propelled vehicles are insured for third-party losses regardless of type of use, in all places, at any time. This applies to everything from Formula One racing cars, to mobility scooters, to antique trams and everything in-between. Industry experts have already claimed that the risks associated with providing insurance cover to all motorised vehicles mean that they would be prohibitively expensive to insure, thus effectively outlawing all motorsport activities across the United Kingdom. HM Government opened a consultation on Wednesday 21st December with two clear options. First, to pursue the “Comprehensive option” which would involve changing UK motor insurance law to comply with the Motor Insurance Directive as interpreted in the Vnuk judgement. Second, the Government’s preferred “Amended Directive option” which would involve changing UK law on motor insurance to implement the Motor Insurance Directive as amended, should the European Commission pursue its proposal to amend it. While the United Kingdom remains a member of the European Union, the UK is obligated to make this change. We, the undersigned petition HM Government through the Secretary of State for Transport, The Rt. Hon. Chris Grayling, M.P., asking that HM Government under no circumstances implements the 'Vnuk' judgement in a way that encompasses vehicles involved in motor and motorcycle sport activities. www.fightvnuk.co.uk

Tristan Robinson
13,250 supporters
Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to Edaran Tan Chong Malaysia

Lifetime wheel bearings & aircond compressor fans replacement for Malaysia's Nissan Almera

I bought my Almera M/T E specs from Tan Chong Bayan Lepas in January 2013. My left rear wheel bearing spoiled in July 2013 and I got the replacement done free of charge under warranty. This car model is known to be problematic with wheel bearings and air-cond compressor cooling fans malfunction that happens to too many units of this model and had been reported to occur in as high as 90% of the car units from the owners of Almera in Malaysia, meaning that this is something very ridiculous! Wheel bearings are not 'wear and tear' parts and they are supposed to last the lifetime of the car as a norm. Even my previous car Proton Wira still did not suffer from any wheel bearings problem by the time it was 11 years when I sold it off in 2011. How can a car like Almera that I only bought for less than 1 year suffer from wheel bearing malfunction even though the total mileage was only 4770 km at the time of the replacement? I believe this must be caused by the part supplier issue or even the faulty design to start with initially. I do believe that Nissan Malaysia doesn't intend to solve the wheel bearings issue at all because there are still many complaints from Almera owners by those who recently purchased the cars in 2015. It's been more than 3 years since the Almera model was launched in Malaysia and until today majority of the owners still need to replace the wheel bearings (and fans too) pretty often. Now that it's February 2016 and I believe that I am encountering the same wheel bearing problem for the similar left rear side because I could hear humming sound coming from that side when cruising at 60 to 80 km per hour. This bearing was already replaced in July 2013 previously and it is failing again! How could this keep happening over and over non-stop? Don't tell me that Nissan Almera owners need to bear the cost of wheel bearings replacement for the lifetime of their cars while other car owners of the Toyota and Honda makes can have their worry-free days regarding wheel bearings throughout the duration of their car ownership? I demand that Tan Chong Malaysia replace my bearings (fans in future) free for the lifetime of my car ownership because I know Nissan did a bad job either during the car design stage or the parts that their supplier has been supplying (and will continue to supply) are defective without any means to address the well-known wheel bearings and fans problems forever. I don't mind gathering all the Almera owners in Malaysia with wheel bearings and fans complaints to petition publicly against Nissan Malaysia by going to the mass media in order to make Nissan Malaysia walk the path of Volkswagen by joining them in the Hall of Shame and eat their humble pies together.

Matthew Ooi
577 supporters
Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to Cardiff Councillors

Keep Cardiff City Centre Car Friendly and replace parking spaces lost through demolition

Help us to encourage Cardiff Council to review their plans for the city centre areas of Westgate Street, St Mary Street and around the new Central Square development. We wholeheartedly support efforts to enhance effective public transport in the Welsh capital but not at the detriment of car drivers including hotel guests, business people and tourists who visit our wonderful city. Help us encourage Cardiff Council to recognise the true feelings of their residents, city centre workers and visitors to our city. We request a review of the councils plans to reduce car access to this area of the city and request the replacement of public car parking facilities in this area that will be lost with the demolition of the Wood Street car park. We believe car access is essential to effectively use Cardiff central train station, to get to work, to gain access to shops and services in this area and to support the employment created by businesses in this area. We believe that new parking facilities should be re-built to replace the spaces that will be lost when Wood Street car park is demolished. Many businesses and residents in this area rely on the parking facility to get to work or use the train station. There are hundreds of employees in this area that will suffer if spaces are not rebuilt. Building car parking spaces on this side of the city centre coupled with improved car access will reduce congestion in other parts of the city and make it easier to get around. Buses can be designated to specific routes, cars to other routes. Car parking costs should be made realistic. Visitors are finding it increasingly difficult to access the city, for example the thousands of hotel guests who come to stay in Cardiff from all over the UK and internationally. City residents and visitors are being fined due to poorly signposted roads and very limited flow around the city.   Use your democratic right to be heard.    Evidence exists to challenge the view that buses are ‘greener’ than cars http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/advice/is-it-greener-to-travel-by-bus-or-by-car/ And others agree http://news.swiftcover.com/cars-greener-than-buses/  Bus pollution is known to be harmful, see planning documents for the new Cardiff bus station page 19, paragraph 6.7   https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-k1lXTPLY-XTmFyWEtST2t6R2c/view Councils do sometimes make mistakes. Swansea have scrapped their bendy buses http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/infamous-swansea-bendy-buses-scrapped-9526626  

The Royal Hotel Cardiff
730 supporters