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Dartford River Crossing - removal of tolls

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Dartford River Crossing - removal of tolls

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This petition is to request that Her Majesty's Government. keep the promise made to remove all tolls from the Dartford River Crossing.

Both this and the previous Government have wormed their way out of removing the tolls to date giving various excuses.

For those who have to use the crossing rather than make a traffic choked diversion of seveal tens of miles, know that the queueing times frequently exceed one hour and will cost the economy more than the loss of tolls.

What cannot be calculates so easily is the effect on the environment of the perhaps 30,000 hours/day of idling petrol and diesel engines and the effect on the health of the drivers and the local residents.

The proposal to collect tolls by electronic techniques similar to that used in London should be seen as what it is, a means of taxing the road vehicle user and should be discounted.


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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

You are more likely to get action on this issue if you sign and share a single petition.

There are petitions both about removing the toll booths (and using alternative toll collection mechanisms) and about abolishing the tolls altogether.

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