With a 1 metre social distance rule likely, do we still need the endless road restrictions in place?

The Alliance of British Drivers (ABD) have stressed that the latest scheme of road closures and blockages, and similar ones in the pipeline, need to be scrapped with immediate effect to help traffic flow and enable the economy to get back on track.

The ABD argue that such road transformations, which were put in place to help social distancing, have “dubious merit“ and have highlighted that if the expected 2 metre social distancing rule is dropped to 1 metre, it would make the theory behind it all no longer carry such relevance.

The ABD simply believe many current and proposed road blockages are now unnecessary.

Spokesperson for the Alliance of British Drivers, Paul Biggs explains: “Anti-car authorities all over the UK have relished the chance to obstruct motorised traffic under the guise of encouraging walking and cycling by enabling 2 metre distancing. Most of these schemes have dubious merit and many have simply resulted in making life more difficult for drivers, clogging up the roads whilst the extra space remains virtually unused.

“With the expected announcement that a 1 metre gap is sufficient, there is even less justification for such schemes. Existing schemes should be scrapped and no further schemes pursued. The roads must be allowed to flow freely to get the economy back on track.”

Taxi drivers up and down the country are slowly returning to work, and are finding many new road restrictions put in place are preventing them from accessing key routes.

With such restrictions in place, journeys, especially those carrying passengers with disabilities, are becoming more and more difficult to complete.

The capital’s taxi drivers have found a number of major locations in and around the city are no longer accessible; an ongoing problem which taxi unions are currently trying to address.

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