(NewsGlobal.com)- The County Council in Oxfordshire, England agreed to climate “trials” which would involve banning privately-owned vehicles on the road if they do not have permits, according to The Gateway Pundit. The policy comes with the intention of tackling “climate change” and congested traffic.
The scheme is called “traffic filters,” which would divide Oxford into six zones and ban cars that do not have the appropriate documentation. Residents will risk facing fines up to £70 ($85) if they are caught driving in these areas any time during the seven-day week between 7.00 am and 7.00 pm.
The plan is scheduled for implementation in the Summer of 2023.
When traffic filters are operating, then “private cars will not be allowed through the traffic filters without a permit. All other vehicles including buses, coaches, taxis, vans, mopeds, motorbikes and HGVs will be allowed at all times,” the Oxfordshire government’s website reads, adding that residents will be able to apply for permits and automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras will surveille the filters.
The filters will work when they are installed near traffic signs. When vehicles pass, if they are not permitted at the designated hours, they will be fined.
Many locals reportedly disapprove of the plans, calling it a “climate lockdown.”
One resident who used to work for the prison service attended a council meeting and called Oxfordshire an “Open Prison.” She said that the so-called traffic filters are being implemented without people’s consent.
Swedish journalist Peter Imanuelson said that people were called “conspiracy theorists” for saying that “climate lockdowns” would be the next step. He then asserted that private cars will eventually be banned altogether unless one gets a permit that allows one a maximum of 100 crossings per year.
“Oh, how generous,” he mocked.