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Saturday, 4 April 2009


I have this recurring thought when I get pulled up by a traffic light just as it changes. If I went through that light, there would be one less car in the queue at that light, and one less engine idling away. If the traffic is so bad that there is a perpetual queue at that traffic light, there will be one more engine idling at that light all day because the traffic queue will always have one extra car in it, until the queue at that light drops to zero.

I’m not saying I should run the light, but each time I hold up traffic at a busy junction it’s equivalent to leaving yet another engine idling all day.

Also I was thinking that more polluting cars, and Lorries should get right of way so they can get to where they are going and switch their engines off sooner.

Perversely this thought experiment means I should buy a Hummer to have the moral right of way.

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