In order to meet its target on encouraging use of public transport, cars carrying more than one person are now recognised as buses.
At a Department for Transport press conference, minister for transport Baroness Kramer revealed the proposals for vehicle reclassification, along with the other benefits having a passenger would give car drivers.
“The private motor car has recently come in for much criticism and malignment. Since the majority of workers travel in one of these vehicles, we have henceforth decided that an occupied passenger seat means it will be temporarily classified as a bus and permitted to use Bus Lanes – as well as being exempted from the Congestion Charge in London.” Said the Baroness in her statement. “Secondly, this initiative now means this coalition government is the first to meet its targets for public transport use.”
The legislative change, while met with delight by many drivers, has not been well received by those already operating buses in and around the country. When asked, Managing Director of Surface Transport for TfL Leon Daniels expressed his vehement opposition to the scheme.
“It’s totally ludicrous.” He said, “London already has a well served and regular bus scheme. Why on earth would people wish to sit in a warm car with their friends and colleagues rather than enjoy the camaraderie of standing with their fellow Londoners at a bus stop and the thrill of making new acquaintances while the bus snakes its way through the city streets, stopping every 200 yards to take on more possible friends for you to make while travelling through our beautiful metropolis.”
London Mayor Boris Johnson could not be reached for comment, as to prove the excellence of public transport, he had attempted to use the Northern Line for his journey from City Hall to the press conference and was subsequently stuck in a tunnel somewhere outside Euston.
Government Reclassify Cars Carrying Passengers as Buses
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In order to meet its target on encouraging use of public transport, cars carrying more than one person are now recognised as buses.Posted 8 months ago #
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