THE PLACE OF THE MOTOR CAR IN SOCIETY. AN ADDRESS PRESENTED TO THE SCOTTISH SECTION OF THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORT

The history of the motor car is traced, from the car's beginnings as a tool of privilege and leisure for the minority to its present position of being both an essential piece of equipment to the nation's workforce and a means of freedom to the masses. It is argued that transport in Britain is fundamentally road-based and that although public transport must be allowed to play its role, the choice between public and private transport must be left to the individual. Subsidies for road and rail public transport and restraints on private transport do not necessarily lead to the most efficient transport system, for the private motor car has many advantages. It is argued that now the proportion of car-using to non-car-using households is over fifty per cent there will be increasing preoccupation in government with the wishes of car-owners. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Automobile Association

    Foundation for Road Safety Research, Fanum House
    Basingstoke, Hampshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Durie, A C
  • Publication Date: 1975-10-21

Media Info

  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138960
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM