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why do toll roads exist in Britian seriously this country using modern day banditry , when road taxes are already being paid ?

i seriously hate britian sometimes the country is seriously going down hill
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No such thing as road tax.
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(Original post by hangulmaster)
why do toll roads exist in Britian seriously this country using modern day banditry , when road taxes are already being paid ?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_Excise_Duty

i seriously hate britian sometimes the country is seriously going down hill
The UK is one of the least tolled road countries in Europe. Just wait until you go to the Continent...

There are many alternatives to toll motorways in the UK - you can use another (toll-free) motorway; whereas in places like Ireland, you'd be forced to go drive on the local single / dual carriageway roads to avoid the toll motorways.

If you are thinking the toll bridges, there are many initiatives to make things free / cheaper - think Severn Bridge (now free), Skye Bridge (now free), and the Humber Bridge (now much cheaper).

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No such thing as road tax.
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If you're still paying road tax then you're owed about 87 years worth of a refund.
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why do toll roads exist in Britian seriously this country using modern day banditry , when road taxes are already being paid ?

i seriously hate britian sometimes the country is seriously going down hill
Toll roads do serve a purpose- they provide a faster route with less traffic for people who need to get somewhere fast (eg M6 toll), or simply want the nicer driving experience. You get what you pay for. If you don't want to pay, there is always another route (which may be longer or more congested).

It's just like first class on trains- you can pay extra for the nicer experience, but it isn't compulsory. Standard class exists for if you don't want to pay extra for first.
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(Original post by MagnumKoishi)
Toll roads do serve a purpose- they provide a faster route with less traffic for people who need to get somewhere fast (eg M6 toll), or simply want the nicer driving experience. You get what you pay for. If you don't want to pay, there is always another route (which may be longer or more congested).

It's just like first class on trains- you can pay extra for the nicer experience, but it isn't compulsory. Standard class exists for if you don't want to pay extra for first.
In this instance there is probably only 1 toll road as you have described. Most tolls are bridges or tunnels for which there generally isn't an alternative.
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