Excise Tax on Foreign Vehicles:

The time is perhaps right to consider charging foreign vehicles entering the UK a temporary excise duty for using our roads. In many European countries revenue is raised by imposing toll charges at regular intervals on motorways and in those that do not use this practice, drivers purchase a temporary pass which is displayed on the windscrean. This would also remove the need for introducing toll charges in the UK (often discussed)  which the general public here are really set against.

Why is this idea important?

The time is perhaps right to consider charging foreign vehicles entering the UK a temporary excise duty for using our roads. In many European countries revenue is raised by imposing toll charges at regular intervals on motorways and in those that do not use this practice, drivers purchase a temporary pass which is displayed on the windscrean. This would also remove the need for introducing toll charges in the UK (often discussed)  which the general public here are really set against.

Road Traffic Congestion:

Large Goods Vehicles are creating  massive congestion problems on Motorways and Duel Carriageways. They often block traffic for long periods of time as they jockey for position at the most rediculous times and locations for example when negociating inclines, when approaching intersections and in rush hour traffic. This is a major problem when it occures on duel carriageways

As in Germany I should like to see LGV's restricted from both the middle lane of motorways and the outside lane of duel carriageways except in designated areas and at designated times of the day. This should/could be extended to include restricting LGV's travel during weekend periods except for those carrying perishable goods. 

Why is this idea important?

Large Goods Vehicles are creating  massive congestion problems on Motorways and Duel Carriageways. They often block traffic for long periods of time as they jockey for position at the most rediculous times and locations for example when negociating inclines, when approaching intersections and in rush hour traffic. This is a major problem when it occures on duel carriageways

As in Germany I should like to see LGV's restricted from both the middle lane of motorways and the outside lane of duel carriageways except in designated areas and at designated times of the day. This should/could be extended to include restricting LGV's travel during weekend periods except for those carrying perishable goods.