The practice of charging motorists to use busy roads at certain times, especially to relieve congestion in urban areas.
- That, at least in theory, might make increased charges to urban motorists that would accompany the introduction of road pricing easier to swallow.
- While this policy may work in some areas, traffic densities in most rural areas would make road pricing difficult to sustain.
- The notion that taxation might be used to adjust for externalities is gaining currency among policymakers for example, the ‘polluter pays’ principle and road pricing to reduce congestion.
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