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Author Topic: (American) legal framework gives drivers a headstart over public transport?  (Read 193 times)
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« on: July 11, 2019, 09:56:03 am »

From The Atlantic - a story from the USA and a very interesting read indeed that has similarities (? - discuss) in the UK.

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Americans Shouldn’t Have to Drive, but the Law Insists on It

The automobile took over because the legal system helped squeeze out the alternatives.

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Not a UK story but I'm really going to encourage readers to take a look at this story ... and there may be some in-depth follow ups unless I'm very much mistaken!
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 05:11:45 pm »

A very interesting read.  Some of the things raised apply equally in this country, although I am pleased to say that the 85% speed limit rule no longer applies and local authorities can now set their own policies on speed limits.
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 05:43:32 pm »

Might be heading this way shortly??
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 07:35:08 am »

Might be heading this way shortly??
Really hope not
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