Home work 'will cut congestion'
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• People expect to work at home in such numbers that Britain's truck drivers will face only half today's congestion levels by 2010. That's the optimistic claim made by windscreen company Autoglass after it asked nearly 1,000 drivers how much they will be using their cars, as computers, modems and the internet take over the workplace. More than 40% of commuter-drivers said they expect to work at home by 2010. Social and shopping journeys will also fall, cutting the total number of weekly car journeys from today's 637 million to 400 million.
"We're not predicting fewer cars," said Autoglass director Alistair Clarke, "just less use of them."
• "Radar" brakes and roadside transmitters could force vehicles to keep their distance, the report predicts