Pay as you go roads are the way forward but at what cost? Perhaps at £1.30 per mile!
Of course you would expect better quality roads and all this within 10 years, so says a report commissioned by the Government.
The report also accepted that many people would pay more to drive at peak times because they would be unable to switch to public transport or travel off-peak to get to work. It further predicted that the "pay as you go" scheme would reduce but not eliminate the need for more roads suggesting that 1,800 miles of motorways and 2,500 miles of principal "A" roads were required between 2015 and 2025.
Now, would this form of tax take the place of fuel duty and road tax or be in addition to them? No mention of that so far...