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Wednesday, 21 August, 2002, 14:53 GMT 15:53 UK
Britain in a Jam
4x4 Reports- Britain in a Jam

Every year there are about half a million traffic jams in Britain and our roads are coming to a standstill, but how can we tackle the gridlock?

Most congested roads

Traffic reporter Jo Sale is used to breaking the bad news of jams to listeners of Radio Five Live. Now she looks in more depth at the plight of the motorist and awards the Golden Cone to the most congested stretch of road.

Road tolls

Motoring correspondent Quentin Wilson considers the congestion charging scheme introduced in Oslo- is this a viable solution to London's jams?

Public transport

Meanwhile, reporter Jason Barlow looks at the drawbacks of charging motorists and asks why in Britain we spend less subsidising public transport than in other European countries like Germany, France and Italy.

The school run

And in an investigation of the nightmare school run, Rhodri Morgan challenges parents of children at Much Woolton Primary School in Liverpool to abandon their car for the day.

Producers: Sharon Keatley/Cheryl Townson
Series Producer: Mike Lewis
Editor: Dave Stanford


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