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Fine by me


Your article Congestion charge diversion threat to London's Tower Bridge (NCE 24 May) raises interesting points.

I live in Singapore where we have an electronic road pricing system in operation. The charges are varied by time and date in relation to recorded average traffic speeds.

Overhead gantries advise journey times in real time allowing drivers to change their route. The issue of which routes will carry price sensitive diversion traffic is a real one.

Is it true, as indicated in your article, that there is a weight limit on Tower Bridge which is not enforced? Is the ancient and august Corporation of the City of London unaware that lack of enforcement of any law makes that law, and its writer, an ass?

Is it beyond the Corporation's imagination to install load cells linked to cameras, preferably with a powerful flash, to record the registration numbers of errant vehicles and to dispatch a hefty fine promptly.

Peter Dunlop FICE pdunlop@singnet. com. sg

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