Letter: 4x4s

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The Independent Culture
Sir: Whether or not 4x4s should be allowed on country lanes (letter, 22 February) they should certainly be barred from urban streets, where the use of these monsters as fashion statements has intensified traffic problems. Moving or parked, they obstruct the passage, and the vision, of drivers and pedestrians, reducing normal streets to one-way channels and creating serious traffic hazards. Using them for the school run, for shopping trips or for commuting is nothing but selfishness: if ever there was a case for differential road tax they are it.

ALAN SHELSTON

Altrincham, Cheshire

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