For Whom The Road Tolls

Challenged with easing choking levels of traffic congestion, Britain considers a nationwide highway toll system that could charge drivers as much as £1.45 ($2.71 US) per mile.

A road-pricing scheme that would charge a toll for every mile traveled is proposed in a new study to be released next month from Britain's Department for Transport. The report examines ways to unravel the snarls caused by traffic congestion in urban areas and arterial roads throughout the country. It is estimated that the tolls, which would be collected by equipping Britain's 30 million cars with satellite-linked electronic chips, could cut congestion in half--and raise more than £10 billion annually.

Thanks to Deborah Myerson

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