What a joke a bit of snow and the country go’s up the creek without a padel. Why? The first point is that health and safety is running a muck to the point where it is making life difficult for those who would do their job as normal no matter what.
The total lack of gritting on side roads and walks making it impossible for people to get to the main routes without taking their lives into their own hands. News reports about A and E having an over load of broken bones and an increase in the numbers of deaths all travel related.
The lack of help and coöperation between people and business. Casing point: I had to take the van out to get some supplies. Now it is rear wheel drive which means that icy roads make it difficult to get moving once stopped. This happen twice causing a tail back in both cases. The first time while trying to get onto a gritted road I had to get the shovel out and chip the ice away from in front of the drive wheels. The people behind just sat there and watched or tried to drive round, no milk of human kindness there. The second time was trying to get to a well-known supermarket car park the road was pure ice, again out with the shovel only this time all I got was angry looks that anger would have been better spent giving the van a shove so we could all get on our way. Society now a days is all about me, if we spent more time helping each other we would all be better off.
- Top tips for driving on snow and ice (mirror.co.uk)
- My alternative winter driving tips (telegraph.co.uk)
- Weather wise Storm savvy (commercialappeal.com)
- Britain braced for big freeze again as temperatures set to plummet -10C tonight (dailymail.co.uk)
- Why did Britain slide into snow chaos again? (telegraph.co.uk)
- Weather a huge blow to economy (mirror.co.uk)
- Truckers to work longer to clear food and fuel backlog (guardian.co.uk)
- UK snow: Transport chiefs under fire for gritters and rail failure (dailymail.co.uk)
- Driving in snow and ice (tcfpodcast.wordpress.com)
The world of two-wheel transport is further ahead in the alternative fuel category. The reason is its a lighter vehicle to propel than its four-wheel counter part.
But what I do not understand is the obsession that electric transport has to rely on battery’s that can only be charged with a plug, there by limiting its useability and distance it can travel before recharge. I know this maybe a simple view but why do none of these transport types have the latest solar electric panels as part of their build, to help keep the battery’s topped up.
A typical drive to work means that you have to sit in standing traffic, wouldn’t it be great to think your little electic car is recharging itself while your waiting in a que! By doing this you have already extended the distance it can travel and with traffic volumes set to increase we are going to spend more and more time standing still.
A Crown Court ruling in Chichester has implication for groups of riders caught speeding.