Dispatches: The War on Britain’s Motorists (Channel 4, May 23, 2024)

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Channel 4 investigates the state of Britain’s roads and the impact of various schemes on motorists in this episode of Dispatches. The program, airing on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 8:00 p.m., explores issues such as potholes, Low Traffic Neighborhoods (LTNs), and the transition to electric cars, questioning if it’s the worst time to be a motorist in the country.

Reporter and motoring journalist Ginny Buckley speaks to drivers who have been adversely affected by potholes and inquires into the efforts of councils to repair them. With potholes seemingly everywhere, the question arises as to whether councils are doing enough to address this issue and the cost of the damage caused to the taxpayer.

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The program also explores the controversial topic of LTNs, which are schemes designed to reduce traffic in residential areas. Ginny Buckley explores the impact of these schemes and reveals the significant revenue generated from fining motorists who violate the restrictions.

Ginny also examines the transition to electric cars and the concerns surrounding charging. With the push toward a fossil-fuel-free future, she questions whether energy companies are charging too much for this service and explores the country’s readiness for a widespread shift to electric vehicles.

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The War on Britain’s Motorists takes an in-depth look at the challenges faced by motorists in Britain today, from potholes and LTNs to the adoption of electric cars.

Dispatches: The War on Britain’s Motorists airs on Channel 4 on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 8:00 p.m.

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