Paying people not to drive

Sounds weird, doesn’t it, to pay someone to not do something? But according to Richard Mudge, author of this article the government pays farmers not to grow certain crops.

So why not pay certain drivers not to drive at peak times in order to relieve traffic congestion? Mudge says it can be done and gives examples in this country and abroad where it has already been done.

What do you think?

Jan

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Emma on September 25, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Hmm. This seems to be a completely reactive approach. Like going to the drugstore and buying a bottle of antacids instead of learning to eat right. It’s not addressing the problem, it’s addressing the symptoms. Thought-provoking nonetheless.

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