Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Britain Weighs Road Charge for Drivers

"Jun 7, 5:25 PM (ET)


LONDON (AP) - In an attempt to unblock Britain's congested roads, the government is considering the world's first satellite-based system to charge motorists for every mile they drive. But the idea drew scorn from both motorists and environmentalists.

Transport Secretary Alistair Darling has proposed charging drivers the equivalent of up to $2.30 for every mile traveled on the nation's most congested highways. He said over the weekend that he would consider introducing national 'road pricing' by 2014."

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