Toll charges are a dead duck’ say motorists
MOTORISTS just hate congestion charging, according to a survey this week. Three-quarters of those quizzed in the by YouGov poll said cities should not follow London’s example and introduce toll charge zones, which was unpopular across the country
MOTORISTS not surprisingly just hate congestion charging, according to a survey this week.
Three-quarters of those quizzed in a YouGov online poll said cities should not follow London’s example with toll zones.
Local authorities up and down the country have been mulling over the idea of following central London’s lead.
But the poll among 2,500 motorists conducted for Admiral insurance suggests the idea is unpopular around Britain.
Admiral’s managing director Sue Longthorn said: “Our research suggests a referendum would vote against congestion charge zones, as Manchester and Edinburgh have already done.
“You’d have to ask if it’s a good time with the country in recession to consider hitting motorists with further costs.”
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She believes it will be “a long time before other cities follow London’s example—if ever.”
London’s hard-pressed motorists were particularly asked about the zone introduced in 2003 covering part of the East End as well as the City, West End and Southbank—with 44 per cent against and only 34 per cent in favour.