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Six reasons why the crossing must be axed

PUBLISHED: 13:47 27 November 2008 | UPDATED: 15:44 25 August 2010

THE use of Dartford tunnel as a means of collecting general tax once the crossing was paid for is scandalous and should end immediately.

THE use of Dartford tunnel as a means of collecting general tax once the crossing was paid for is scandalous and should end immediately.

The overall cost to the economy of collecting tax in this manner most likely exceeds the amount collected for the following reasons:

1. The initial cost of the technology together with installation and maintenance.

2. The administration of the methods of payment and the legal disputes that are

bound to arise.

3. The waste of time that adds to haulage transport costs and late appointments.

4. The removal of vehicles that refuse to start at the tolls.

5. The waste of fuel - stopping and accelerating away.

6. The cost of treating the effects of air pollution on the health or the local community.

MR D K BURROWS

DARTFORD


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