Tar­get unin­sured ve­hi­cles first

Bath Chronicle - - OPINION -

Our for­ward-think­ing coun­cil now pro­poses to in­tro­duce a charg­ing clean air zone tar­get­ing a huge num­ber of mo­torised ve­hi­cles and yet ig­nores the fact that, since the stupid abo­li­tion of the tax disc in 2014, there are now up­wards of five mil­lion unin­sured ve­hi­cles on our roads. Let’s tar­get these first and hit the own­ers with life-bans and con­fis­ca­tion of of­fend­ing cars and com­mer­cials. Next in line should be boy rac­ers, those caught driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of drink and/ or drugs and other mis­cre­ants who ought not be al­lowed be­hind the wheel. The re­duc­tion of ni­tro­gen diox­ide lev­els could also be brought about by the plant­ing of mil­lions more trees across the na­tion. An­other fac­tor to con­sider here in Bath (soon to be a World Her­itage Ghost Town) is the sheer num­ber of un­co­or­di­nated road­works blight­ing our once fair city. Take Combe Down, for ex­am­ple, who was the id­iot re­spon­si­ble for the cur­rent un­holy mess brought about by shut­ting off streets there but fail­ing to in­stall in­tel­li­gi­ble di­ver­sion signs? You re­ally couldn’t make it up! I re­ally do feel a high de­gree of sym­pa­thy for lo­cal res­i­dents and small busi­nesses caught up in this may­hem. Get your act to­gether, B&NES !!!!! Bryan Chalker Claver­ton Down Bath

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