Originally Posted by Flukey
When will they ever learn?
They build lovely new roads and then immediately add a discouragement to use them.
NRA = National Rip-off Authority.
No offence, but there is two good reasons why I like the idea of toll roads, the fact that a private entity is willing to build a road and thus saves the State and CC's a lot of money (not to mention the indirect taxes earned from wages of workers on these roads ) and the simple fact that a road toll is the most effective form of road tax as it charges the user of said road against the cost of making said road.
Indeed, in the long term, the State will earn money from the tolling of a road from VAT and commission on the tolls so that way, it gives the taxpayer "Value for Money", a buzz term in all Government departments and it can be put to use in other areas such as Education, health etc.
I am not saying it is the right way to do everything, but the benefits are greater than they appear on the surface.