Granted, this may appear a little like a crazy idea but you do wonder if everything is thoroughly considered with regards to the Great British roads network. For example, we have a recently mooted increase of speed on the motorway up to 80 miles per hour, but much stiffer punishment if drivers go over said suggested new limit. Give with one hand, threaten to crush with the other.
How about a new way? What about a higher speed limit with wonderfully crisp new tarmac for those who pass an advanced form of driving test? If they are better and safer drivers and use this new area of road, it will be safer. Better drivers in the general populous will be safer for everyone else. There’ll be less cars on the ‘normal’ roads and so it will ease some congestion. A massive premium could be charged meaning the public coffers also win. So where’s the drawback?
Put simply, it is the concept of a two-tier road network that will stick in the craw of some. However, haven’t we already got one of those? If you have money, you can afford to drive in London, you will have a more efficient, safer, reliable, economical, technically able and family friendly car. You will be able to afford to use your car more on roads that already charge a toll. It’s likely you may have the performance version instead of the measly 1.6 diesel. So surely this begins to add up to something that sounds a little unfair?
Many things in life separate those who have money and those who do not. Perhaps the road network should be a more open with it?