[Openstreetmap] UK Motorways 100% Complete

Andy Armstrong andy at hexten.net
Sat Jan 7 17:23:04 GMT 2006

On 7 Jan 2006, at 16:59, Rev Simon Rumble wrote:
> The public needs to realise that we're ALL subsidising the road  
> freight
> industry.  When engineers calculate the wear a vehicle places on the
> road, they use a formula that goes weight X axle.  So a 1 tonne family
> car with 2 axles goes to 2 tonnes wear.  A 25 tonne lorry with 6  
> axles,
> as you can imagine, causes significantly more wear.

Sorry - you've got that a bit wrong. As far as I'm aware this is a  
pretty fair analysis of the situation:

Andy Armstrong, hexten.net

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