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Tyre and brake wear chief source of particulates

Paul Withrington Transport Watch Northampton NN2
13 October 2017
 

My letter, “The guess work behind Michael Gove’s fossil fuel car ban”, (LTT 15 Sep), needs following up.  In it I pointed out the weak basis for the Great Dirty Diesel Scare and that only a fraction of the supposed mortality burden of particulates, e.g. 16 days out of the six months, or less than 10%, is attributed to road traffic.

I now read in a Times report (dated 5 October) that tyre and brake wear are the main source of particulates from road traffic in London;...

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