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Cars and Trains

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It turns out that modern cars are actually less polluting than modern trains, according to a recent British study. How did the environmentalists' favorite mode of transportation become an environmental bad idea?

Roger Ford, of Modern Railways magazine, said one reason for declining energy efficiency was the impact of health and safety and disability access regulations.

The introduction of crumple zones, disabled lavatories and seating rules for trains travelling over 100mph had added weight and reduced capacity.

Priceless! And when people start taking this advice to heart and driving more, there's a new model of traffic flow that more accurately predicts driving conditions.

Thanks to InstaPundit and GeekPress for the links.