.... how the traffic is always much lighter when the kids are off school?
I know that some people take time off work when their kids are off, but surely they aren't always off at the same time as their kids?
This leads me to the conclusion that the heavy traffic is created mainly by the school run as it doesn't seem to happen when the schools are closed. So instead of spending loads of money on park and ride schemes that dont affect the cause of the traffic and other daft idea like using the hard shoulder, how about paying for dedicated school buses like in the states that collect all the kids and take them to school.
And anyone who still insists on bringing their kids by car should be shot at dawn. :thumbsup: