Drivers have lashed out at proposals to base London’s congestion charge on the amount of carbon dioxide a car emits, it has been reported.
On Friday August 10th 2007, Transport for London opened the matter for public consultation, although a whatcar.com poll showed that most people were against the tax.
Indeed, some 77 per cent disagreed with the government’s plans for those in gas-guzzling vehicles to pay £25 per day as opposed to the current charge of £8.
Only 23 per cent were in favour of the scheme, which would see those in automobiles emitting a low amount of CO2 driving around the capital for free.
The government’s plans to introduce a road-pricing scheme have been met by widespread opposition from the general public.
Earlier this year, 1.8 million people signed an online petition against the charge on the official 10 Downing Street website.