Like most other sensible restrictions on car use that have been introduced in the past such as parking meters, wheel clamping and even drink-driving laws, these measures will be opposed by a vociferous car-addicted element that claims them to be infringements of liberty.
To claim that such restrictions inconvenience the elderly and disabled disproportionately are untrue, as such groups are the least likely to own their own cars. Also, disabled drivers could easily be exempted from such schemes by displaying their orange disabled driver permits.
Your correspondent emphasises (13 July) that these types of parking restrictions stop car use over short distances of one or
two miles. This is probably one of the scheme's greatest advantages, as it might persuade car addicts to walk these short distances and
improve their health in doing
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