Bay-blocking in Cardigan
Motoring

Bay-blocking in Cardigan

In the last couple of days we have had two stories running regarding the effect of parking charges on high street shopping The first came from Cardigan, Wales, where all the town’s parking meters were smashed by vandals last month. A local retailer Keith Davies who has been a long time campaigner against parking charges claims trade has … Continue reading

Road Transport Markets
Motoring

Road Transport Markets

Before I begin let me just say that I like markets, I believe markets are generally speaking the best way of allocating resources. Furthermore there are few better ways to begin a day than reading Worstall’s latest fisking of Richard Murphy. Having said that Richard Wellings, Director of IEA Transport has some, ahem interesting ideas … Continue reading

Misuse of Headlights
Motoring

Misuse of Headlights

The road I live on is a 30mph residential road but it is also an A-road with signalled junctions. Unfortunately frequently I will hear cars and motorcycles accelerating away from the lights at full bore, 1st-redline, 2nd-redline, 3rd-redline. Both cars and motorcycles hit 100mph along this 30mph road, I hear/see it several times per week. … Continue reading

The RAC Again
Motoring

The RAC Again

I have just stumbled across a document presented as evidence to parliament in 2008 by the RAC on the subject of the costs of motoring… Compare this article this week The top concern for drivers was the cost of motoring, with 46% choosing it as their most serious driving problem. The report said that while … Continue reading