Back in the day, the Automobile Association in the United Kingdom used two-wheelers to aid stranded motorists. Bicycles were replaced by motorcycles after World War Two.
Now the AA is using Vectrix electric scooters and motorbikes in a three-month trial as part of an effort to bring quicker service and relieve congestion caused by breakdowns. With London traffic flowing at its slowest rate in forty years, AA is hoping this "back to the future" approach will provide some relief. Edmund King, President of the AA, says, "By fixing breakdowns more quickly, we will improve service to members and help reduce congestion and emissions."

Let's hope our own AAA is watching. Replacing exhaust-belching diesel-powered tow trucks with a clean, quiet vehicle for quick fixes such as tire changes would truly spell relief.


[Source: London Telegraph]

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