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Push for the speed limit to be slashed to 30km/h to cut road deaths and increase public transport

Outrage over new push for the speed limit to be slashed to just 30km/h to cut road deaths and force people onto public transport

  • United Nations has pushed for suburban speed limits to be reduced to 30km/h 
  • Controversial politician Pauline Hanson posted a video about it online last month
  • She slammed United Nations agreements that ‘impact on everyday Australians’ 
  • Her followers expressed their outrage on the proposal and towards the UN

An international push for the speed limit to be slashed to 30km/h on suburban roads has been met with outrage.  

Australia has been asked to sign the United Nations proposal at the Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Sweden on February 19.

The initiative intends to reduce deaths and force people to use public transport for health and environmental benefits.  

Controversial One Nation politic party leader uploaded a news report of the road change to Facebook last month, which has since gone viral and generated mass anger online.  

The United National has urged the international community to drop the speed limit to reduce deaths and encourage the use of public transport to support climate change

The United National has urged the international community to drop the speed limit to reduce deaths and encourage the use of public transport to support climate change

 ‘The United Nations continue their push to have Australia sign a new international agreement to drop speed limits to 30km/h,’ Ms Handon wrote. 

‘I can name dozens of United Nations agreements we’ve signed that are having an impact on everyday Australians, starting with the Lima Agreement, Paris Agreement, the 1954 UN Refugee Convention and so many more.’

Furious Australians slammed the UN and questioned how they could be permitted to dictate laws in Australia. 

‘How about the UN mind their own business. I suppose we could all just get push bikes and of course the UN would push to have them limited in speed as well,’ a woman wrote. 

Another added: ‘Their goal is to strip us slowly of everything we have. If it is brought down to 30km per hour. I will lose my licence in days. Days, not weeks.’

Outraged Australians condemned the proposal to reduce road deaths internationally and reduce carbon emissions

Outraged Australians condemned the proposal to reduce road deaths internationally and reduce carbon emissions

‘Why does a (group) of people from gawd knows were , have the right to dictate how we live ? Why do we need the UN ? Can we not make our own decisions on how we live?’ a third comment read.

Others felt the law would be worse for the environment as drivers spent longer on roads. 

’30km/h to reduce emissions wouldn’t that make all trips in the car longer by which increasing emissions?’ someone questioned.

A man wrote: ‘It takes me an hour to get to work already in a 60km, it would take me 2 hours if its 30!’

Last week, controversial politician Pauline Hanson (pictured) said the bushfires were not caused by climate change and urged Australians to 'look at the facts'

Last week, controversial politician Pauline Hanson (pictured) said the bushfires were not caused by climate change and urged Australians to ‘look at the facts’

‘May as well go back to horse and cart,’ added another. 

Although a verdict on the decision is yet to be reached, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack and Prime Minister Scott Morrison have implied in the past that it would not be applied within Australia.

In October, Mr Morrison took a swipe at the UN, urging Australians to ‘avoid any reflex towards a negative globalism that coercively seeks to impose a mandate from an often ill-defined borderless global community.’ 

The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization responsible for maintaining international peace and security that was created following World War II. 

Angry comments (one pictured) slammed the UN for proposing laws to the Australian government

Angry comments (one pictured) slammed the UN for proposing laws to the Australian government

One person condemned the UN for not doing more to help Australians affected by the bushfire crisis

One person condemned the UN for not doing more to help Australians affected by the bushfire crisis

The new legislation follows a World Health Organisation road safety report in 2018 that found road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death for children and young adults aged 5-29 years.

It estimated that 1.35 million people lose their lives on the world’s roads every year, and as many as 50 million are injured. 

In 2016, Australia was one of 175 parties that signed the Paris agreement, a commitment for countries to each reduce their green house gas emissions in an international effort to tackle climate change. 

Three years prior, the Lima agreement came into affect, proposing industries and production be sent to developing countries to ‘fairly’ distribute the world’s wealth.

The United Nations (symbol pictured) is an intergovernmental organization responsible for maintaining international peace, through enforcing human rights as well as offering humanitarian aid

The United Nations (symbol pictured) is an intergovernmental organization responsible for maintaining international peace, through enforcing human rights as well as offering humanitarian aid

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