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Car-sharing lane for Yorkshire motorway

Transport Secretary Alistair Darling has announced details of a car sharing lane for a Yorkshire motorway.

The one-mile lane, planned for junction 26 of the M606/M62, will be operational by 2007.

Studies by the Highways Agency show that at peak times, about 84% of vehicles passing the site do not carry passengers.

A recent survey by Privilege Insurance claims that motorists carrying passengers are half as likely to be involved in an accident than those who are driving on their own

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