Do you supports usage-based charges for driving?
Nearly half of UK citizens seem to agree that people should be charged to drive based on how much they use their cars according to a survey by the Department for Transport.
The findings, published a couple of days ago, found that over four in five adults thought that congestion was a serious problem for the UK and that a whopping 9 in 10 said that it was important for the government to tackle the problem.
That's hardly news though is it?
What is more interesting is that almost half of adults said that money raised from a road charging (like London's congestion charge) should be spent solely on roads and transport while just 1 in 10 maintained that they did not agree with it under any circumstances.
"The department uses opinion surveys to provide up-to-date and reliable information on public attitudes to transport issues," said a DfT spokesperson. "It has ruled out for the duration of this Parliament national road pricing on existing roads and any preparation for such schemes beyond that time.
"But for new infrastructure the government will consider all options for funding, including private sector investment and tolling."
Do you agree that drivers should be charged in correlation with how much they use their vehicles? Will this hammer people who drive for a living? Should they have special dispensation? Tell us in the comments or, piss off.