Traffic policy ‘makes congestion and emissions worse’


Current traffic management policy is seriously flawed, adding to congestion, encouraging dangerous driving, increasing fuel consumption and emissions, and costing vehicle operators and tax payers a fortune, a new report from the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has suggested. The ‘command and control’ approach adopted throughout much of the UK has brought about a massive rise in the number of traffic lights, 20mph speed limits, speed cameras, traffic calming measures, parking controls, and lanes reserved for buses and cyclists in […]