I actually support road pricing. There are simply too many vehicles making too many journeys.
It won't be comfortable, but I can't see any other way of making people really consider whether journeys are necessary, and if so whether driving is the best option.
Punitive fuel taxation doesn't work, we just go "ouch" when we fill up and keep on driving as normal. Directly connecting the cost to each journey will really concentrate the mind.
Of course it won't be simple to implement, and inevitably won't be fair to everyone. I also doubt whether the fuel duty will be reduced accordingly, although it should be. There are lots of issues that need to be considered, but I have yet to see a better suggestion.
Hmm. Let's see where this takes us before I shunt the whole thing off to www.wtf.com
PS Potentially on topic, because road charging should
mean lower fuel costs for boating. In my dreams.