Reduce Traffic Problems by Banning HGVs on Sundays

In Switzerland (it was and may still be) illegal to drive an HGV on a Sunday.  This reduced traffic problems and allowed people to travel much easier on a Sunday.  There is little justification for HGVs to be on the road on a Sunday.  All you see are trucks for the large supermarkets jamming up the roads in towns and cities which could deliver overnight after 12am.  In rural counties you regularly see HGVs on minor and A roads as they travel from one store to another.

Give the road back to the motorist for just one day a week please, getting anywhere in this country is becoming a nightmare !

 

 

Why is this idea important?

In Switzerland (it was and may still be) illegal to drive an HGV on a Sunday.  This reduced traffic problems and allowed people to travel much easier on a Sunday.  There is little justification for HGVs to be on the road on a Sunday.  All you see are trucks for the large supermarkets jamming up the roads in towns and cities which could deliver overnight after 12am.  In rural counties you regularly see HGVs on minor and A roads as they travel from one store to another.

Give the road back to the motorist for just one day a week please, getting anywhere in this country is becoming a nightmare !

 

 

Automate the Dartford Tolls to the Congestion Charge Standard

No amount of government pledges on climate change are credible until the biggest man-made traffic jam in Europe is abolished.  Every day, thousands of cars are trapped in an impossed jam, pumping thousands of tons of Co2 into the atmosphere and losing industry and commerce millions.  I am not suggesting scrapping the charge but simply implementing the London congestion charge system.  After all, I am sure every number plate is read when a car uses the booths now.

There is no excuse for not changing this.  If the goverment is serious about the environment and wants the population to do its bit, then the goverment should lead by example and implement a system to remove this MAN MADE traffic jam that is a huge embarrassment on the largest artery from Europe to the UK.  No where else in Europe can be seen such a poor example of road management. Its time government stepped up to the plate and tackled this blot on the landscape.

 

 

Why is this idea important?

No amount of government pledges on climate change are credible until the biggest man-made traffic jam in Europe is abolished.  Every day, thousands of cars are trapped in an impossed jam, pumping thousands of tons of Co2 into the atmosphere and losing industry and commerce millions.  I am not suggesting scrapping the charge but simply implementing the London congestion charge system.  After all, I am sure every number plate is read when a car uses the booths now.

There is no excuse for not changing this.  If the goverment is serious about the environment and wants the population to do its bit, then the goverment should lead by example and implement a system to remove this MAN MADE traffic jam that is a huge embarrassment on the largest artery from Europe to the UK.  No where else in Europe can be seen such a poor example of road management. Its time government stepped up to the plate and tackled this blot on the landscape.