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I sincerely hope John Harris is correct and “the age of the automobile” is indeed “drawing to a close” (Owning a car will soon be a thing of the past, 23 October). I have a driveway outside my home and in it there is a car. But I have never learned to drive; it is my wife who faces up to that bothersome chore. She occasionally loses patience with me, imploring me to “man up” and learn. But it looks terribly scary out on the roads. The quicker “the use of cars is … overtaken by altogether greener, more liberating possibilities” the better, I say.
• As a leaner towards Buddhism myself, I appreciate Pam Stanier’s comments on the lack of sila within Westminster (Letters, 21 October). I wonder though, how she feels about the ethics of Myanmar in its treatment of minorities.
St Athan, Vale of Glamorgan
Source: Guardian Transport