David Cameron has said the Conservatives may introduce more tolls on newly built roads throughout the UK if they take power.
Tory party leader David Cameron announced on a BBC Television interview that, while the implementation of national schemes wouldn’t work, individual schemes could be established.
He drew upon the triumph of the congestion busting ‘Birmingham Relief Road’, a toll paying road which he deemed to be a “great success”.
Cameron said the tolls are just one of many new taxes that may be required, following news of forecasts predicting an excess of £1 trillion of public borrowing as a result of the current financial crisis.
Despite this, the toll scheme is likely to provoke a negative reaction with motorists.
The AA has slammed the Tories for considering the road tolls.
President Edmund King told the Telegraph: “All the evidence suggests that the public aren’t ready for it and don’t trust politicians to deliver a fair system.”