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Karl Jaeger

Carbon emissions



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03 Nov 2009

I propose that the youngest potential drivers restrain from driving until they reach the age of 22.

This simple systemic approach to CO² and global warming and other negative side effects, such as switching food land to fuel products a là bio fuels, will help stop global warming.

Naturally in time, should other solutions occur, or once the global population has dropped sufficiently, then the age to start driving may logically drop if desired. At the same time it is worthwhile recognising the immense increase in injuries and deaths related to young drivers below the age of 22.

Also reducing the consumption of petrol will reduce many other threats to Our Future Planet such as conflicts for petroleum, etc. Our Future Planet shall simply bring CO² production back into harmony with a better planet.


  • Karl, I love this idea - but how do you make it saleable to young people? They, especially boys, really yearn to get their first wheels - it's a key stage in growing up. How about free bike schemes for all those between current driving age and 22, for those that agree not to apply for a driving licence?

    Written by James Arnold-Baker on 24 Nov 2009, at 12:06 Report this comment

  • from The Independent 19 July 2010

    Soaring car insurance premiums threaten to price thousands of young and low-income drivers out of the market and spark a sharp rise in the number of uninsured vehicles on the roads, say motoring industry experts.

    The annual cost of insuring a car has risen by a third in the past nine months as insurance companies struggle to meet what they say is a swingeing escalation in fraudulent claims and the cost of settling personal injury claims.

    An average premium now stands at £704 – an 11 per cent rise in the last three months – but young people and those on low incomes are being hit hardest. A male driver under 21 seeking to insure his first car can expect to pay at least £1,000 and many insurers are phasing out cheaper third party fire and theft policies for younger drivers or placing the heaviest price rises on them – up nearly 16 per cent in the last quarter.

    Written by Karl Jaeger on 20 Jul 2010, at 14:32 Report this comment

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