Reduce number and size of cars

Restrict the number of cars a household can own and only allow a household to have one large vehicle

Why the contribution is important

There are far too many large cars in the island which are too big for the Jersey roads and there is no need for a family to have more than one large vehicle.  Small cars can still fit a family of 4 and a dog for getting around the island. 

by NickyMansell on February 15, 2021 at 07:14PM

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  • Posted by Dp20 February 17, 2021 at 12:15

    Agreed. Other island nations restrict private car ownership, we may need to consider doing the same.
  • Posted by JuliePearce February 17, 2021 at 16:37

    Restricting the number of cars that can be owned by a household would not necessarily reduce the amount of driving or number of journeys. A car enthusiast/collector can own many cars, but can only drive one at a time.
  • Posted by DavidP February 17, 2021 at 17:07

    This is a tough decision and probably political suicide for States members who support such a move. But unfortunately it will have to be put in place sometime in the near future. Bermuda and Singapore have tough and unpopular policies on this subject and Jersey will need to follow very very soon.

    The islands road infrastructure is already choked and idling cars adding significant to emissions. Now is the time to introduce a long term policy that does restrict the number of cars a household can own.
  • Posted by MGreen77 March 09, 2021 at 14:12

    If you restrict car ownership to say one per household then a consequence could well be people will buy the biggest car (SUV) they can as it’s likely this would be the most flexible all purpose vehicle. Remember, a lot of us drive abroad at least once a year with families and luggage.

    But, certainly some incentives could be used to then make a smaller car a more attractive choice.
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