We might be about to come to the end of the speed bump epoch of British society, as the government is said to be about to encourage councils to remove them in order to speed up traffic flow and reduce local pollution.
The changes could come as part of the government's clean air strategy, which may also see a calming down of other traffic speed reduction methods in order to improve traffic flow and cut down on the braking/accelerating that's such a part of tedious modern urban driving and contributes to more fuel being burned and the air going all grey.
This comes from sources quoted by the Telegraph, who say that a potential diesel car scrappage scheme is not currently on the drawing board though, despite lots of people thinking it'd be a quick way of kicking some of the worst polluters off the road. [Telegraph]
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