For many of us, owning a car may well be a bit of a conflict because we are well aware of the damage certain vehicles and driving styles can do to the environment around us.
So, apart from modifying our own individual driving style, which coincidently can help you keep your insurethebox car insurance costs low, it’s good to know that other motoring organisations have their fingers on the pulse of environmental issues.
By going to the Highways Agency website you can read information about how the group is dealing with questions of sustainability and climate change, and how it is tackling the long-term challenges of improving road reliability and tackling capacity constraints.
There are articles on the agency’s Environment Strategy, plus environmental topics such as Air Quality, Cultural Heritage and Nature Conservation, alongside details of schemes and initiatives such as the Midnight Switch-off for Motorway Lighting and the control of Ragwort on agency-owned land.
The agency states: “As the operator of England’s motorways and trunk roads, we have a responsibility to road users and to those affected by the operation of our network to minimise and mitigate the negative impacts of our roads and enhance the quality of the surrounding environment.”
So, it’s good to know that although you, as a car driver, might be attempting to do your bit by driving positively and perhaps reducing your annual mileage, the Highways Agency is also attempting to halt the negative impact which roads have on nature and our environment.
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