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Old 03 January 2008, 11:40   #11
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I can confirm that recent media reports relate to a temporary requirement for certain high-speed passenger vessels to adhere to a 12 knot speed limit in central London.
So by the time they've finished the consultation, the commuter traffic on the river will be dead. More people back on the tube and roads.

And how many accidents on the river have been caused by speed? Probably same as the roads...bugger all.

We're back to the "Speed kills" idiocy again. Sheer genius, PLA.
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Old 03 January 2008, 11:58   #12
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at least it is only passenger vessels at the moment, so welcome news to some extent (why do the press mis-report it???) and they do not say what the limit will be for pleasure craft if they bring in the new byelaws, it could be something more reasonable than 12 knots. I prefer no limit at all, but if you ahev to have a limit, make it sensible, 12 knots will not allow most pleasure boats to even stay on the plane.
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Old 03 January 2008, 12:26   #13
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GRRR SEETH FUME!!! When will this bloody government leave anything alone??? What about the people operating the Quinquari RIBs as a viable business on the Thames? It actually attracts tourists to London. A RIB at 12 kts isn't exactly the most esciting way to see London is it???

Sorry if I am being political JK but politics does seem to have an impact on our lives from time to time................
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And I wonder what the wake will be like from a large planing craft forced to travel at 12kts...................
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Further message from PLA

We would normally advise the River community of changes to our regulations by Notices to Mariners and via the website.
Unfortunately, I cannot say with any certainty when the revised byelaws will be confirmed by the Secretary of State, but it is likely to be the autumn at least.
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Old 03 January 2008, 16:13   #16
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GRRR SEETH FUME!!! When will this bloody government leave anything alone???
Which government? the PLA (and the majority of its board) are not elected and not funded by either local or national government.
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Old 03 January 2008, 16:33   #17
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Which government? the PLA (and the majority of its board) are not elected and not funded by either local or national government.

It is the Government who have created this whole ethos of meddling and interfering that is know as the "Nanny State"!!!

Also when the LAW is passed you will find it's the government who are responsible.........
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This was covered on the local Thames news last night lots of unhappy people on the river bus who have had there travel time doubled but i missed the whole report.
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Terribly News

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Yes terrible news -
we have done a Thames/london run for the past 3 years. It is one of the very best trips to do.

The important thing that JK Noted is that there is a consultation. If John can coordinate at imput from RibNet. I will speak to BIBOA the Rib Club and see if they are prepared to get involved and also add their weight to this.

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This was covered on the local Thames news last night lots of unhappy people on the river bus who have had there travel time doubled but i missed the whole report.
On this page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/tv/telev...es/index.shtml

On the same page... apparently I now live in Barnét..
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