Monday, 4 December 2006

Road to toll hell

National toll roads are set to be introduced by the year 2016. The number of vehicles on British roads had gone up from 26 million in 1997 to 33 million.

Last week a transport study suggested road charges could halve congestion.

Transport Secretary Douglas Alexander has said: "Drivers needed first-hand experience of road pricing through pilot schemes in Manchester, Birmingham and elsewhere within the next five years,

Shadow chancellor George Osbourne said the Conservatives were "sympathetic" to road pricing. Mr Osbourne added: "I think road pricing should be linked directly to improvements in transport infrastructure and should not be used as an excuse to increase the overall level of taxation."

Q. Should we have National Toll roads?

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