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Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Andrew Haines

Give Passengers More Legroom On Flights!

Whenever you are on a flight, it is very cramped and the only way to resolve this is by paying £25-£75 per person per way to get some extra legroom. The Civil Aviation Authority needs to enforce a law for airlines in The United Kingdom to remove a few rows and extend the amount of legroom per seat. This needs to be enforced on mainly short-haul routes which can last up to 5.5 hours long! Many passengers have sore ankles and legs after a flight and nothing can be done. The Civil Aviation Authority who make the laws for airliners can enforce them to remove a few rows giving you more space and less to worry about. It needs to accommodate for passengers up to 7foot on all short haul flights. Please sign and support this petition! This is vitally important. Even look at the following reviews on seats! : Thomas Cook Seat Review: Mike Hanse - "Just flown back from Lanzarote today. Flight attendants were very good but the seating is just the worst I have ever encountered. I am not exactly tall at 6ft but I have never suffered a 3 hour plus flight in such an uncomfortable position. The seats are wafer thin and I spent the whole flight with my knees against the seat in front. When the passenger reclined that seat the pain became even worse" Thomson Seat Review: Max Welsh - "I flew on Thomson Airways Boeing 757-200 in January 2017 from Lanzarote to Glasgow. The seats were so close together and barely any legroom. It was not only the legroom that was terrible, the comfort of the seats was absolutely horrendous.British Airways Seat Review: Ian Graham - "Sat in Row 27B and the seats have no recline due to toilets behind. Seat pitch poor felt very cramped especially when a person in front reclined seat. Seats not very wide either. Coming back on an A320 again sat in an emergency exit (overwing seat) and even though they were supposed to have a bit more legroom still felt cramped. Glad it was only a 2 hr flight." EasyJet Seat Review: E McLean -"Cramped and uncomfortable. My partner is 6'7" and was unable to move during the flight. He could not lean forward, nor could he rest his head on anything. I am not quite as tall but still left the flight with aching legs and had to walk around for some time to get the circulation back. Appalling conditions" That's been a mix of airlines and it's clear to see that something needs to be done! Action needs to be done and the CAA must enforce this law for airlines in the UK to remove a few rows of seats and make legroom bigger on every seat!   How it will be delivered I will email Signatures directly to Andrew Haines, CEO of the Civil Aviation Authority by me personally.

Marc Brady
11 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Chris Grayling, Humza Yousaf

Simplify the National Speed Limits!

Speed limits aren't as straightforward as you might think! A scary number of motorists are being caught out with speeding convictions because they're completely oblivious or bamboozled by the fact that speed limits on roads can vary depending on what classification your vehicle falls under. If you drive a Van or LGV/HGV you should be aware that the national speed limit is 10 miles an hour less than other vehicles on single and dual carriageways. However, if you drive a pick up truck or a car derived van, it can become a very grey area. Even the police sometimes struggle to define which speed limit is applicable to these vehicles, and the advice provided by the department for transport has been singularly unhelpful. Instead of trying to establish whether or not a complex series of rules and exemptions apply, what we'd like is the law to be updated for so called "dual purpose vehicles" and other commercial vehicles including vans and car derived vans, as the current legislation is outdated and not fit for purpose. Our suggested change would be for the national speed limit to be standardised to 60mph on single carriageways and 70mph on dual carriageways for all vehicles that weigh less than 3.5t (driveable on a standard 'B' licence), and the lower speed limits to only apply to vehicles over 3.5t (requiring a 'C1' or 'C' licence & above to drive) or vehicles towing a trailer (requiring a 'B+E' licence). This change would: - simplify the current legislation - modernise a law written 30 years ago for old vehicles using drum brakes, and taking into account advances in safety technology like disc brakes, improved stopping distances and ABS on modern vehicles - increase safety on roads by allowing the traffic to flow better - reduce driver frustration and the number of vehicles dangerously overtaking on bad roads (especially on roads like the A9). - allow businesses to move more efficiently across the country, reducing carbon emissions and delays - Reduce driver fatigue by reducing the number of hours spent behind the wheel each week, hopefully in turn reducing the number of accidents each year involving tired commercial drivers

Ben Law
1,911 supporters