Sat-navs and civil liberties

This week the old chestnut of “road pricing” - that is, charging motorists by the mile depending on where they drive and when - appeared again in a report comissioned by the Government and produced by the former British Airways chief Rod Eddington, which appeared on Friday. The report “concludes that the potential benefits of charging motorists for using roads will outweigh the costs of the scheme” and that charging “will put some people off driving entirely, cut congestion and carbon emissions and could raise up to £16bn a year in payments”.

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