You have read about the women who broke into an RAF station and damaged a fighter aircraft because it was intended for attacking human beings? And who were let off. Rather disturbing. Presumably if a neighbour were to regard your car as a pollution-spreader threatening his health he would be entitled to hammer it to pieces and be exempt from legal penalty. No-one wants pollution to damage health or destroy the planet if it can be avoided. Sensible politicians seem to have come to the obvious conclusion that cars are here to stay and simply ask us to use them less. Be careful! It is one thing to shop once a week by motor instead of five or six times. Quite another for action to be instituted that may reduce sporting events or essential long-distance journeys in the name of the naughty, nasty motor-car, while power stations and factories belch out pungent fumes.
Perhaps one day those who put a man on Mars will be able to devise a pollution-free fuel for our internal combustion engines, which in wartime were induced to run on some odd substances. Meanwhile, public transport could be improved, although trains seem prone to serious calamities, just like some cars. Maybe we need a return to the urban electric trolley-bus (not trams, which were the worst traffic-snarlers.) The anti-car lobby should feel smug in their trolleys?