car travel decline

This is not strictly nutrition, but of peripheral relevance. Road traffic has fallen for the first time in 30 years ( Times Friday 6th January p 6). Largely due to increased fuel costs and the recession.
The 34 million vehicles in Britain travelled 3.1 billion fewer miles last year, that is 90 mile less per motorist, costing the Tax Exchequer £165 million reduced income.
Road deaths fell more than 400 to 2610/annum, but more cyclists were killed , possibly inexperienced cyclists giving up the car.

Martin Eastwood
Back to top