Drivers purposely avoid these toll routes as nine in 10 say fines should be scrapped

Express Automobile 3 weeks ago

Common commuters in a car travelling at peak times could pay as much as £10.30 to access the mainline.

Payments can now be made through contactless card payments and mean motorists no longer need to carry coins when setting out on journeys.

The M6 toll claims a portion of the money raised helps charitable causes as £1milion was donated to local charities, schools and community projects.

The road offers discounts to regular visitors as they claim regular passengers can save over 35 per cent on their Hopper, Shuttle and Return pass schemes.

However, some motorists have decided to avoid the roads altogether in a desperate attempt to save the pennies.

Drivers say they often add time into a journey to avoid a toll
The M6 toll charges some drivers over £10 to pass

George Charles, spokesperson for MoneySavingHeroes said: “It’s easy to not realise how much money is being wasted until you do the maths, but sometimes driving out your way to ensure you’re skipping these tolls can end up costing more in the long run due to additional mileage and petrol usage.”

The MoneySavingHeroes research also revealed one in 12 British motorists have to cross some sort of tunnel or bridge on their way to work, with one in nine of these paying a toll.

This has caused anger and resentment among drivers as 92 per cent say the costs should be scrapped entirely.

Scotland scrapped their toll roads in 2008 but the charges still apply in England.

The toll across the Severn bridge connecting England to Wales was scrapped last year after more than seven centuries.

When respondents were asked what was the most annoying aspect of the UK toll network, two-thirds claimed it was the cost.

A staggering 28 per cent of respondents claimed the worst part of the toll roads was that it added time to a journey.

There are a total of 23 toll roads in the UK, 18 of which are crossings across a major river.

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