Opposition introduction: In the Status Quo, there is in most countries a balance between the rights of employers and workers. We think that the ban of any kind of strikes by the workers, which in effect would be to force them to work, would unfairly tilt the balance in favor of the employers. We thi
In this debate, we focus on facilitating the efficiency of commerce in city centre, mostly Central Business District, and on reducing the urban pollution from its root, by not harming the basic necessity of the people, who are working and living in the city centre, about transportation.
Young drivers, and even older ones, cause many fatal accidents; raising the minimum age at which people can drive might reduce this, but is it a benefit to society, and are the statistics true? We can help lower the accident rates if the driving age is raised to 18 so no more kids can get hurt or ki
It was recently reported in the press that a councillor in Swindon has called to abolish speed cameras. Speed cameras were first introduced as an innovative new road safety measure, designed to slow motorists down, thus reducing accidents. However in the years since their introduction we have still
Public transport is always quite low down the list of priorities for any government. Roads and cars took precedence from the 1960s onwards over any form of public transport and the old public transport infrastructure of trams and trains was dismantled. But now that the roads have filled up and we ar
Cities need good public transit or they grind to a halt. Growing cities in the developing world often have traffic jams that choke up whole expressways for days. The reliance on the car also leads to large amounts of pollution, both smog and CO2 emissions. The solutions for these problems is more an
In this day and age, people fly abroad at any given opportunity, but at the same time there are growing concerns about the effect this has on the environment. Should the prices of flights be taxed more heavily so prices rise and people fly less?
With the threat of global warming at the forefront of politician’s minds, we are increasingly being encouraged to dump our cars and use public transport. But is this really to our advantage and is rail travel the best transport method for the future?
Passenger railways have been around for 170 years. Much of the original infrastructure in Europe was made a hundred or more years ago. This original infrastructure included many railway stations that have not been rebuilt in the interim. This means that many have out of date facilities. Rail is incr
The ban on flights over European airspace is slowly showing the problems we would have if we could not fly. People being stranded was only the most obvious consequence of ash clouds grounding flights. Many industries have been badly affected due to relying on air travel or air freight. Could we mana
Biofuels are often seen as a possible short term miracle cure for all sorts of ills, most obvious is climate change, they are zero carbon as burning them is simply putting the CO2 that has already been taken out of the atmosphere by the plants in order to grow. But biofuels also have other uses, fro
Despite the popular image many traffic cameras actually cost more money to maintain than they bring in through speeding fines. Not surprisingly in the current austerity climate in Britain speed cameras are likely to be cut. The worry is that this will mean that more people will go over the limit so
Traffic congestion is an all too familiar bane in my country, everyday I'm stuck in traffic, amidst buses, cars, and motorbikes. It is a really uncomfortable feeling and I don't know how to get out of it. Terrible!
It has been the stuff of many science fiction novels and
films, cars that successfully drive themselves. Now we seem to be nearly there
and such cars could become a reality. Google has successfully test driven such
a car for 140,000 miles. But would anyone want to actually drive