In an attempt to further reduce emissions from vehicles, the Department of Transport has issued further details of its plans for the M1 in Derbyshire.
As well as reducing the speed limit from 70 to 60 mph in a section from Chesterfield to Rotherham, drivers in this area are also to be asked to hold their breath for as long as possible. It is thought that by doing this, the contributions to carbon dioxide reduction could be significant.
‘By taking a deep breath at Junction 28 and holding it until Junction 35A, each driver will prevent harmful greenhouse gases being released and aid the government meet its official targets for emissions’ said Hugo Ravens, spokesperson for the DoT.
He continued, ‘This is merely the starting point. By 2018, we aim to construct a large holding area at Woodall Services where motorists can have harnesses attached to their vehicles and allow teams of hardened Yorkshire men pull them through this part of the motorway network, giving them zero emission vehicles and also dealing with the regional obesity crisis seen in the Sheffield Area.’