Search

Free-flow technology on Dartford Crossing an “inconvenience”

PUBLISHED: 09:43 14 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:43 14 January 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.

Visit http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/43815


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Gravesend Reporter. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Gravesend Reporter