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Stuck in a jam
8:40am Wednesday 14th March 2012 in Letters
Leaving aside that the idea of repeatedly switching the engine on and off in traffic queues is anathema to most motorists (except in motorway seize-ups), I can see no element of “asking” in the sign that reads “Switch off your engine when stationary” – not even a “please”.
Surely a word or two about air quality of petrol consumption would help? I realise the safety concerns – distracting drivers at the wheel – but hardly relevant when they’re already stuck in a traffic jam, and those concerns don’t seem to prevent the barber at Butcher Corner advertising his opening times in window posters, or Yorkshire Tea Rooms promoting their menus with street signs.
JOHN COLLINS, Malton
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