The early roadsweeper vehicles used to go round the bricklayers, at about 2 or 3am, you'd hear the very load hum twice..there and back, i think i mentioned it on here, I would have loved it had they started at 6am..
Ditto Birdie. I use my car as little as possible, take the tube, bus and walk. But my parents are past ninety, and they simply cannot go up and down the stairs of the tube, taxis are two high for them, and they cant carry their shopping for the distance from the nearest bus stop. I take them out, take them heavy shopping etc. And I have two grandchildren of one and a half and three and a half who are not yet manoeverable on public transport with any degree of safety. I'd be glad to ditch my car but I just cant. Not yet anyway.