Magazine article The Spectator

Banned Wagon

Magazine article The Spectator

Banned Wagon

Article excerpt

THERE are plenty of politicians, particularly of the local variety, who would ban the driving of cars if only they could. Such powers, of course, lie outside their orbit. What they find they often can do instead, however, is to stop motorists parking their vehicles. There are plenty of genuine reasons why it should be illegal to park in certain places, such as where it causes congestion and danger. But an increasing number of double yellow lines are there out of sheer bloodymindedness.

The road leading to Whittlesford station in Cambridgeshire is wide and straight; in fact, it used to be an 'A' class road but was bypassed and left as a dead end following the construction of a railway bridge a few years ago. Congestion is not an issue - the road could accommodate two lines of parked cars and still leave enough room for two vehicles to pass - nor is safety. But that hasn't stopped the county council banning commuters from leaving their cars there. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.