Pay-As-You-Go for the Rich, Gridlock for the Rest
Most people do not know exactly where the money they spend on car fuel tax, road taxes, parking and congestion charges goes– they only know that the money does not go to fix the roads.
There is a high degree of dissatisfaction among many of the nation’s drivers.
Many citizens feel that Cameron's claim that he can't afford to spend any more on the UK's roads is because money is prioritized to the wrong areas and that they are being unfairly taxed to pay for mismanagement and continual government waste.
This is especially true in the case of taxes on petrol and diesel which could easily pay for the upkeep of the roads if the money was actually spent on the roads......
Controversial plans to privatise roads and create ‘Lexus lanes’ that would allow the wealthiest drivers to bypass traffic jams were met with anger last night.
Motoring and transport groups condemned David Cameron’s pay-to-drive proposals as ‘ludicrous’ and ‘a toll too far’.
Under the plans, tolls could be introduced on new highways and existing roads could be widened to create additional lanes that drivers could use to get around congestion – at a cost.
The AA warned the Government was creating ‘a poll tax on wheels’ while Labour complained of a ‘rip-off’.
Haulage firms said it was ‘unthinkable’ to introduce tolls at a time when motorists and firms were being crippled with record fuel prices and the highest levels of fuel tax in Europe.