Truck plan means more blood on roads

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  1. Angela says:

    This is bollocks.Most towns have no ports or rail.We need the trucks.Better diesel is friendlier to the environment and helps to reduce emissions.Yes there is a high amount of accidents involving trucks, but these are usually caused by careless and impatient car drivers and are very rarely the fault of truck drivers.Good on the government I say.

    • admin says:

      You’re missing the point. Obviously trucks are needed to get the freight to rail depots or ports (of which most larger towns and cities have one or both.) But it is madness to keep on putting bigger and bigger trucks on the road, just as it is madness to keep on building bigger and bigger roads.

      “Better diesel” does not solve the simple fact that trucks use far more fuel than trains or ships.

      The world is running out of fossil fuels, global warming caused by emissions is a major threat to the planet, yet the Government and some people seem to want to put their head in the sand and ignore this reality and keep on building more roads and relying on road transport which is just going to make the inevitable shift to more sensible transport modes harder.

      Whether or not accidents are the fault of truck drivers or car drivers is immaterial. Putting bigger, heavier trucks on the road will lead to more accidents and worse outcomes. So why do it?

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