Costly Congestion Charges for Cars

Costly Congestion Charges for Cars
love my car! So sue me! Am I really the only person living in England who can hand-on-heart say that the pure convenience, comfort and care-freeness of cars makes me choose them over subways, buses and trams? No, I didn?t think so. I left my office today to find a nonsensical piece of writing (that is, a parking ticket) had been carefully placed under the windscreen wiper of my innocent Renault Clio whose back wheel was just barely touching the yellow line that I had so hastily tried to avoid parking on this morning. Personally, I find it baffling. When children want an ice-cream but find that they are a few pennies short of a 99, they receive a smile and a ?I?ll let you off this time?. Traffic wardens, on the other hand, have obviously never been in a hurry, have never run late and have never found themselves in a 3-mile traffic jam. It seems that traffic wardens are becoming increasingly similar to dictators, the Saddam Hussein?s of the street, sadistic in their methods of monomania. Not only do car drivers, who lets face it, that?s most us not brave enough to face public transport, have to pay for petrol, insurance, tax and the car itself, we now have to face fines for not just driving badly, but just, well, driving.
Five weeks from now, England will see its first congestion charges, £5 a day for car drivers to enter the centre of London between 7am and 6.30pm. These congestion charges will apparently solve the problems of over crowdedness in London. Just like speeding tickets stopped speeding and parking tickets stopped dodgy parking. Oh, hang on? With all the wealth and prosperity in London, surely more of the taxpayers pounds could be put into building roads capable of handling the cities needs? Instead, more and more buses and subways appear, always carrying the intoxicating stench of urine and providing the perfect environment for the mugging of any fifteen year old girl or elderly man within ten miles of the city centre. If the council is serious about congestion charges, why not make public transport more appealing? I could easily get the tube to work, if I wanted to spend ten minutes with my face pressed firmly against the armpit of a man of rhinocheros proportions. Buses are no better; the drivers are unhelpful, unfriendly and incapable of driving at a reasonable speed. Soon enough, us drivers will be paying for everymile we drive, for time we change gears, and for every extra passenger we carry. Things will soon be going from bad to worse. There will be no familar and peaceful buzzing of cars late at night, there will be no ?I woke up late, I?ll drive? and no smiling lolly pop lady outside your kids school. London is not the only place to be affected by these charges; pretty soon any large city in the country will see them too. Only people power will put a stop to this. Make your choice; say no to congestion charges.

Costly Congestion Charges for Cars 8.1 of 10 on the basis of 3615 Review.