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Monday, January 14, 2013
Free-flow charging on the Dartford Crossing will mean more inconvenience for drivers, according to a campaign group.
Roger Lawson, from the Alliance of British Drivers (ABD), said: “This proposal is simply another tax-raising measure from the government and has nothing to do with improving the road system or reducing congestion as claimed.”
The organisation, which represents motorists in the UK claims free-flow technology will be a “greater hassle” because of a “high risk” of forgetting to pay and incurring a penalty charge.
Mr Lawson continued: “If the toll booths were simply removed, to reduce the congestion they cause, then the benefits to road users would be real instead of imaginary.”
The ABD has launched an e-petition calling for the free-flow charging proposals to be cancelled.