The Locomotive Amendment Act 1878
“You can’t change our second amendment” is a quote you may have heard far too often, the Locomotive Amendment Act 1878 proves a minor change can be successfully designed to improve a text or piece of legislation. We’ve witnessed positive change in the past and present from citizens, politicians and businesses in the UK who tirelessly campaign to “build a fairer, brighter future”. This core message is designed to reinforce philosophy, encourage lobbyists and therefore influence voters.
The philosophy can only be digested by the public if there is an element of trust. Governments have worked assiduously with PR Agencies, Brands, The Arts, Law Firms and Media Groups for many centuries to earn the faith of the common person.
When The Locomotive Amendment Act 1878 changed a controversial rule; Red flags became optional, de-turnpiked roads became ‘main roads’ and by-laws were altered to recover maintenance costs, there was hope that motorist’s lives would become easier.
Whilst the government put greater sanctions on heavier road vehicles, like the steam omnibus, British engineers started to look at lighter vehicles with electrical and combustion engines. There were patents for cars as early as 1882 but were never developed. The Amendment Act wasn’t necessarily a resounding success to begin with but it did spur further action, leading to a subsequent change in 1878 and then a new legislation in 1898. The new act came right in time because the industry was about to see the biggest change in automotive history and the Germans had just delivered one of the world’s most beautiful creatures, the petrol motor car.
Tennants UK run multiple campaigns a year and with every effort we try to listen to our customer’s needs. We have introduced many new products and services over the years due to the demand and lobbying of influencers in the industry. Our achievements include; the Blister Pack, a brand new Online Shop and the modification and development of the first full colour number plate printer.