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ROAD BANS AND LEVIES IN RURAL BRITAIN

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Rural authorities are devising plans to reduce the intrusion of urban motorists through villages and national parks...
Rural authorities are devising plans to reduce the intrusion of urban motorists through villages and national parks by restricting road usage, reports the Sunday Times (10 April, p3).

Plans include imposing a road toll of £3 for use of roads in national parks, changing signposts to divert traffic away from vulnerable rural lanes, and introducing city-style sleeping policemen and road-narrowing barriers.

Officials in the Peak District are also considering issuing traffic prohibition orders on certain roads, and then charging drivers for permits to bypass the orders, according the paper.

The Countryside Commission is soon to publish a report outlining plans for significant change for how Britain's road network is used.
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