|London, 11 Dec 2004.
For immediate release.
"Motorway congestion could be greatly eased if the government launched a TV and media education programme encouraging drivers to use the leftmost lanes except when overtaking and showing them how to use the slip roads to accelerate and slow down when entering and leaving motorways. Too many drivers impede safe traffic flow by failing to match their speed when entering or slowing down on the motorway instead of using the slip road for this purpose, this is often why congestion builds up around interchanges. Others restrict flow by staying in the middle and outer lanes when lane 1 is virtually empty."ABD spokesman Nigel Humphries said:
"Unfortunately this government seems to have no understanding of the concept of driver education except for the constant parroting of the 'speed kills' mantra"The ABD do however support the policy of converting existing bus lanes for uses of vehicles with two or more occupants. Humphries explained:
"Converting bus lanes to HOV lanes would increase usable road space and increase efficiency by filling usually empty lanes. This is very different from making ordinary motorway lanes into HOV lanes - this is an inefficient use of road space."