Motorists to Pay Higher Rate of Road Tax for Right to Drive on Motorways, Under Plans Examined by GovernmentMonday 29 October 2012
‘The two-tier tax system is understood to be one of several options that have been considered as part of that review. Insiders insisted that no decisions had been taken and that ministers remained unconvinced by the proposal.
Enforcing a two-tier system would require transport authorities to monitor all vehicles using the motorway system to see if they had paid the higher rate of tax. That could possibly be done using the automatic numberplate recognition system now in use on many major roads.’