Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cameron's pay-as-you-go proposals will allow wealthiest drivers to bypass jams

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’. Read More