Automate the Dartford Tolls to the Congestion Charge Standard
No amount of government pledges on climate change are credible until the biggest man-made traffic jam in Europe is abolished. Every day, thousands of cars are trapped in an impossed jam, pumping thousands of tons of Co2 into the atmosphere and losing industry and commerce millions. I am not suggesting scrapping the charge but simply implementing the London congestion charge system. After all, I am sure every number plate is read when a car uses the booths now.
There is no excuse for not changing this. If the goverment is serious about the environment and wants the population to do its bit, then the goverment should lead by example and implement a system to remove this MAN MADE traffic jam that is a huge embarrassment on the largest artery from Europe to the UK. No where else in Europe can be seen such a poor example of road management. Its time government stepped up to the plate and tackled this blot on the landscape.
Why does this idea matter?
1) Environmental Protection
2) Save lost man hours stuck in traffic
3) Improve travel quality