Should we have a congestion charge on Australian roads

By Ronak Shah

Should our cities take on a Congestion Charge?

Does the congestion on Australian roads in our capital get frustrating for you?

Back in 2003, London introduced a £5 charge for vehicles to enter central London roads. The results suggest that the charge has lead to a beneficial reduction in accident costs and lives lost.

”The resulting reduction in traffic congestion confirmed predictions that the charge would change behaviour.” Professor Colin Green, from the Lancaster University Management School in the United Kingdom, said.

Is this an option for the bottlenecks in major Australian Capital cities, such as Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane?

Read more about the study on the effect of the central London £5 congestion charge here at,

Do you think a similar congestion charge will work on Australia roads?

You can find more articles and latest research on road safety from Corporate Driver Training Australia here on our Research page.

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