RAC

8.0 Motorists and congestion

Closely linked to motorists' feelings that they shoulder an unfair burden of taxation, is their perception the roads are getting more congested. Although they are resigned to this, they want to be made aware of delays in advance and want to be able to circumnavigate them where possible.

Many roads were designed and built when there were far fewer vehicles on the road - the number of vehicles has increased 46% over the last 20 years* - and only a handful have been updated to cope with today's traffic levels. Frustration is also directed at the state of local roads with 89% of motorists fed up with the conditions they have to drive under daily. So what do motorists think should be done to manage congestion?

8.1 What currently works

7.3 Road tax changes