The Mirror reports more drivers taking the train, with half making the switch citing the cost of fuel as the factor influencing their transport mode change.
Meanwhile there's been a fuel price protest reported by the BBC: a "go-slow protest along the M56 and M53, with lorry drivers, farmers and bikers travelling in 20mph convoys". In common with other motorways there's a 30MPH minimum speed limit, but I dare say these protesters didn't attract any heavy-handed police tactics, unlike the student protests. This demonstration seems a bit late, because the oil price, along with that of other commodities, has suddenly turned south, with the Brent crude benchmark currently trading at $112.47 at the time of writing, down from $125 a week ago.
Monday, May 9, 2011
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