Sunday driving ban and reduction in motorway speed limit to tackle oil addiction suggested Brighton News

As well as banning cars from driving in cities every Sunday, the list includes reducing speed limits on highways by 6mph.

It was also suggested to work from home three days a week, as well as to use high-speed and night trains instead of planes when possible.

Here are the other suggestions put forward by the IEA:

  • Boost the adoption of electric and more efficient vehicles
  • Avoid business air travel where other options exist
  • Promote efficient driving for freight trucks and cargo delivery
  • Increase car-sharing practices to reduce fuel consumption
  • Alternative private car access to major city roads
  • Make public transport cheaper

The release of the plan comes as Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to cut fuel taxes to tackle soaring fuel prices in the UK.

The Financial Times reported on Tuesday evening that the release forecast will show the deficit is better than expected this year at £20bn.


However, the newspaper said Mr Sunak planned to set aside much of this windfall money – rather than investing the entire sum in lowering the cost of living.

Mr Sunak is expected to present new plans to support households facing financial difficulties, with the FT, Times, Telegraph and Guardian all reporting that these should include a reduction in fuel taxes.

RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams told the Mirror: ‘The window for lower prices at the pump appears to have been well and truly closed, with oil prices and therefore wholesale fuel prices rising again after last week’s sharp decline, putting even more pressure on households and businesses.

“In the past week alone the average cost of a liter of petrol has risen by 3.5p and diesel by 5.5p. Refueling a 55-litre family car now costs £91, £86 for petrol and £98.43 for diesel.

“Drivers facing spiraling costs when refueling will no doubt look to the Chancellor for action in Wednesday’s spring statement, so suggestions for fuel tax cuts from his current level of 57.95 pence per liter of fuel sold will be widely welcomed.

“While there has been talk of a 5p cut in fuel tax, that may not be deep enough to make a real difference to drivers who are facing the highest costs ever for fill their tanks.”

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