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Do you think the Brighton Speed Trials should be given the green light?

Brighton Speed Trials has been running in Madeira Drive, Brighton since 1905.

But the event did not take place last year after the death of a competitor in 2012.

Now, with thousands backing a petition to bring it back for 2014, Brighton and Hove City Council will make a decision tomorrow.

Do you think they should say yes - or no? Have your say below.

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1:32pm Wed 22 Jan 14

badger55114 says...

Of course they should bring it back, it's as much part of Brighton as the Palace Pier. The people who take part in the Speed Trials know exactly what the risks are - as do people who take part in any other sport. No-one talks of banning boxing or any other motor sport, why ban the Speed Trials.
Of course they should bring it back, it's as much part of Brighton as the Palace Pier. The people who take part in the Speed Trials know exactly what the risks are - as do people who take part in any other sport. No-one talks of banning boxing or any other motor sport, why ban the Speed Trials. badger55114
  • Score: 34

1:44pm Wed 22 Jan 14

clubrob6 says...

I think the council are showing that the greens really are NOT ready to have any power,they cant even get the basics right.One example is recycling my bock of flats has stopped doing it as we are fed up of it being left to to get blown around.My point is this council cant make sensible decisions the speed trials are a part of what makes our city great it involves vehicles so the greens will be against it,just like the excessive parking charges and the failed costly 20MPH speed limit.We are a tourist city we need to keep tourist attractions like the speed trials going,the council run tourist attractions like the mini golf course in hove was not even opened last year during a good summer.The leader of the council does not appear to be in charge probably too young for the job.
I think the council are showing that the greens really are NOT ready to have any power,they cant even get the basics right.One example is recycling my bock of flats has stopped doing it as we are fed up of it being left to to get blown around.My point is this council cant make sensible decisions the speed trials are a part of what makes our city great it involves vehicles so the greens will be against it,just like the excessive parking charges and the failed costly 20MPH speed limit.We are a tourist city we need to keep tourist attractions like the speed trials going,the council run tourist attractions like the mini golf course in hove was not even opened last year during a good summer.The leader of the council does not appear to be in charge probably too young for the job. clubrob6
  • Score: 22

1:48pm Wed 22 Jan 14

AngelicDevil says...

Of course it should be given the green light. As badger said above, the participants (and even the onlooking crowd) are aware of the dangers!
Of course it should be given the green light. As badger said above, the participants (and even the onlooking crowd) are aware of the dangers! AngelicDevil
  • Score: 28

2:00pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

Of course it should resume this year. It was a terrible accident, but that should not stop the trials from continuing. I would be interested to know what the friends & family of the person killed would like to happen. I would have hoped that their opinions could have been sought by the Argus before putting out this article.
Of course it should resume this year. It was a terrible accident, but that should not stop the trials from continuing. I would be interested to know what the friends & family of the person killed would like to happen. I would have hoped that their opinions could have been sought by the Argus before putting out this article. Hove Ex-Pat
  • Score: 23

2:04pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Richada says...

The Speed Trials are part of this city's heritage.

Madiera Drive was actually surfaced initially for this, the first motor racing event, to take place in 1905.

Are they talking about banning the Brighton Marathon because a participant died? No, of cousre not! All taking part, competitors and spectators alike, appreciate that motor racing is a dangerous sport, but so are very many others which nobody would dream of banning on "health and safety" grounds.
The Speed Trials are part of this city's heritage. Madiera Drive was actually surfaced initially for this, the first motor racing event, to take place in 1905. Are they talking about banning the Brighton Marathon because a participant died? No, of cousre not! All taking part, competitors and spectators alike, appreciate that motor racing is a dangerous sport, but so are very many others which nobody would dream of banning on "health and safety" grounds. Richada
  • Score: 21

2:17pm Wed 22 Jan 14

charlie smirke says...

It must continue! No doubt the greenery would like to ban it as they are totally anti-car. BUT, this is one thing they cannot be allowed to destroy.
It must continue! No doubt the greenery would like to ban it as they are totally anti-car. BUT, this is one thing they cannot be allowed to destroy. charlie smirke
  • Score: 24

2:28pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Roundbill says...

AngelicDevil wrote:
Of course it should be given the green light. As badger said above, the participants (and even the onlooking crowd) are aware of the dangers!
Are you new here?
[quote][p][bold]AngelicDevil[/bold] wrote: Of course it should be given the green light. As badger said above, the participants (and even the onlooking crowd) are aware of the dangers![/p][/quote]Are you new here? Roundbill
  • Score: -15

2:49pm Wed 22 Jan 14

s&k says...

I guess the participants know the danger when they enter. We can't ban everything on the grounds of Health & Safety can we?!
I guess the participants know the danger when they enter. We can't ban everything on the grounds of Health & Safety can we?! s&k
  • Score: 20

4:09pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Brighton1000 says...

Of course it should! Hence over 10,000 people signing the petition?!
Of course it should! Hence over 10,000 people signing the petition?! Brighton1000
  • Score: 18

4:19pm Wed 22 Jan 14

thevoiceoftruth says...

Yes, of course it should run. Accidents occasionally happen - that is life. It has a pretty good safety record, bar that one unfortunate death but I bet the person who died would not have wanted it to be cancelled.
Yes, of course it should run. Accidents occasionally happen - that is life. It has a pretty good safety record, bar that one unfortunate death but I bet the person who died would not have wanted it to be cancelled. thevoiceoftruth
  • Score: 12

4:48pm Wed 22 Jan 14

wexler53 says...

They shouldn't be given the "green" light under any circumstances.

But they should definitely go ahead.

Hopefully, the green scourge will be kicked out and the grown ups running the city some time soon.

Enough of all this nonsense.
They shouldn't be given the "green" light under any circumstances. But they should definitely go ahead. Hopefully, the green scourge will be kicked out and the grown ups running the city some time soon. Enough of all this nonsense. wexler53
  • Score: 8

7:32pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Bill in Hanover says...

As it is an historic event similar to the 'old crocks' rally I would support it IF the Council was to stop the other rallies from blocking off the seasfront to residents, there is the mini rally, the Land Rover rally, the VW camper rally and any number of other niche rallies. I could accept it if they made money for the local businesses but the burger vans and memorabilia stands all have out of town addresses on their signs..
As it is an historic event similar to the 'old crocks' rally I would support it IF the Council was to stop the other rallies from blocking off the seasfront to residents, there is the mini rally, the Land Rover rally, the VW camper rally and any number of other niche rallies. I could accept it if they made money for the local businesses but the burger vans and memorabilia stands all have out of town addresses on their signs.. Bill in Hanover
  • Score: 0

8:39pm Wed 22 Jan 14

jimpy762 says...

More people get killed under buses on our crazy bus lanes.
More people get killed under buses on our crazy bus lanes. jimpy762
  • Score: 3

9:01pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

Of course it should continue, but I think the Council should re-surface Madeira Drive at least for the stretch used by the Trials. It would give peace of mind that they have given the best road surface, and any further mishaps would be down to other factors.
Of course it should continue, but I think the Council should re-surface Madeira Drive at least for the stretch used by the Trials. It would give peace of mind that they have given the best road surface, and any further mishaps would be down to other factors. Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: -1

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