Road tolls to tackle deficit proposal


The Spanish government has informed the EU that it intends to introduce charges for using motorways from 2024.

The measure is designed to tackle an ever-increasing deficit for maintaining state-managed roads.

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  1. A vignette type system as operated in Austria and Switzerland is fair but a peage system like France is just a rip-off and counter-productive as people just avoid the motorway as much as possible, causing congestion in towns and villages.

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