§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
It has been considered.530W
It would be difficult to install toll booths and waiting lanes on roads not designed for them. More land would need to be acquired and major and expensive re-design work would be necessary on the heavily trafficked roads if unacceptable queuing and delays were to be avoided. There is also a danger that some traffic would divert from the tolled roads on to less suitable roads through local communities and that would be contrary to our policy of moving heavier traffic out of towns and villages wherever practicable. The proposal does not therefore seem feasible at the moment, but studies are continuing.