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Peak Hours Congestion

Comment 31st August 2010

HGVs (all including foreign) should have to buy a special day permit to allow them to drive on any road during peak traffic hours, e.g. 7.00am to 9.30am and 4.30pm to 7.00pm. The tarrif should be quite high to e.g. £50 in order to dissuade usage. Fines for non-payment should be of the order of £500 and the owner of the HGV should be liable. The same type of cameras used to manage the congestion charge shoudl be employed to enforce as should current speed cameras. HGVs should not be allowed to leave the country until such time as all outstanding fines are paid.

Why does this matter?

It would significantly reduce congestion at peak hours.

Arguements against would be that deliveries to shops etc.. would be delayed with a consequential impact on business.Personally I think businesses would very quickly find an effective work around and minimise any impact.

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