Lorries more polluting than originally thought
A new reports says lorries cause more pollution and traffic jam than previously believed.THE NETHERLANDS – A report published by non-profit environmental research and consultancy organisation CE Delft shows that lorries are responsible for more environmental damage and more traffic jams than previously thought. The report was sponsored by the environmental organisation Transport & Environment.
CE Delft reports that over the coming years carbon dioxide emissions from lorries will increase substantially despite all efforts and promises to achieve a reduction.
Lorries are responsible for 30 percent of all traffic jams, even though they constitute only 3 percent of all vehicles on the road. The researchers also argue that lorries cause twice as many traffic deaths compared to passenger cars.
The transport sector says it is not impressed by the report. In a reaction, branch organisations TLN and EVO said the report was "strongly biased", adding that it did no justice to the enormous progress made by the transport sector.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]