Not me i try and creep past at 70+ ish then go faster :hihi but I see your point :frownsurely the british way is better. one police car in front drives 10-15 miles per hour slower on the motorway than the 70 limit and then within seconds there are 3 lanes of 'trains' behind the lead car running at speeds from 20 miles below the limit to zero some miles back
I wouldn't give the trains to the government but I would lift all the the rules meaning that the franchisees are willing to put their hand in their pocket to improve the facilities. Even though it supposedly private, it's still the government screwing it all up with their lack of commitment to successful operators such as Mr Branson, he runs a successful line and what the government do, take it off him of course and give it to someone else because of the monopoly laws. No wonder the private sector is unwilling to invest heavily as there are no guarantees that they'll still have the contract if they are too good at doing what they do...speed up, slow down, slam on for imaginary dog etc. got to be at least one of the cars behind running Amstrad system that will either fail or just crash randomly anyway.
as to who thinks it up, some idiot with a large budget to help us save fuel etc etc.
Hang on a sec, there is something like this in use already, I think it is called a train. Maybe if they spent less on stupid ideas and more on reconnecting the staions and lines they killed off in beeching times along with upgrading the stock (as every government promises only to see a half hearted attempt in one region rather than everywhere) then a public service would emerge worth having. But as long as the private sector runs the railway and plunders the profits for shareholders it is never likely to happen