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Liberals support road-user charging

Road user charging is an essential component in tackling congestion and reducing pollution according to the Liberal Democrats.

"The Liberal Democrats are the only party proposing to abolish car tax and replace it with revenue neutral road charging on motorways and trunk roads," said Liberal Democrat shadow transport secretary Norman Baker.

Commenting on the Institution of Civil Engineers' State of the Nation transport report, which finds that 60% of people would prefer road user pricing to replace vehicle excise duty (VED), Baker said:

"The Government knows that road user charging would be a fairer and greener solution. Ministers are too afraid to say so and the Tories are stuck in the 1980s."

Chair of ICE’s Transport Board Alan Stilwell, said: "The results of this poll are very interesting as it demonstrates the public’s willingness to consider new options to combating congestion and climate change."

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