I'll happily repeat that this country is becoming a nasty, money-grubbing, insular society :x . I just wish the powers-that-be would stop wasting the money they're given in taxation, then extra taxes like this insidious little 'earner' (for whatever consortium of companies were allowed to build the M6 Moneybox) wouldn't be necessary.
Taxes are fine if well-spent. Government waste is what should be tackled. It's just too easy to tax the people. :evil:
The trouble with this toll as we saw was making sure you didnt shoot up it by nmistake as my daughter did. Fortunately she was on business so her workplace picked up the bill. Being forwarned we were very careful not to shoot onto it by mistke.
Don't talk to me about the M6 toll... Classes 3m tall motor home as Van class - not car, apparently the tolling computer does it on height but when challenged nobody could tell me the basis of how it is done!
Outrageous... I had major sense of humour failure.
I am not very familiar with the M6 Motorway, so could you tell me where the toll is chargable? I will be travelling up this road in my motorhome next week to Scotland. Be very grateful for any information you could give.
I know i'm 4 months late replying to this but i have only just seen it .I was travelling down the A38 near Lichfield going towards the M42 and the road was closed,i had no choice but to drive onto the toll road, within 1/2 mile i had to go through a pay station it cost me £12.00 to travel approx 4 miles to the M42 WHAT A RIP OFF!!!!!!!
There has been news that the building of M6 Western Orbital Route is being reconsidered.
This was planned then shelved after protests and government cut-backs.
Who would like to bet that this will be built as another toll road?
The rot has started and will not stop untill all motorways are toll roads.
What happens if you mistakenly get up to the toll booths (without first travelling the length of the toll bit) and are unwilling/unable to pay? Is there any "escape route" or method of turning you back?
I'm cynical enough to believe that this would be a Government response to a plea by the Toll Road Company that their M6 stretch hasn't been as profitable as they envisaged. Cause massive congestion so that motorists are almost forced to use the damned toll road.
If this M6 toll road is not financially viable, and there's public opposition to it, what hope will there be for private companies to start other toll road schemes? This is not what the Government wants at all.
It's a similar trick to one that Ken Livingstone used in Central London, to make his "Congestion Charge" appear to work better than it would otherwise have done. He re-phased traffic lights, causing enormous tail-backs, then put them right again after his "Congestion Charge" had been introduced. Hey Presto! No congestion after his scheme started.
Highway robbery??? Dick Turpin was an amateur compared to this lot! :evil:
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