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4x4s should pay more at car parks

New research by Vox Pops International has found overwhelming support for 4x4s to be hit with higher parking charges.

Two thirds of those polled said "Chelsea tractors" should pay more, while one-quarter said they thought higher parking fees were a "bad idea".

Those polled were also in favour of speed enforcement measures, with 72% believing speed cameras are effective at helping to save lives.

Drivers believe they do serve a purpose and encourage motorists to observe speed limits, while at the same time teaching inexperienced or dangerous drivers that speeding isn’t acceptable.

Asked whether there should be more traffic police the poll was spilt, with 45% saying yes and 47% saying no.

Those who said no believe there are already too many police on the roads and now with technology such as speed cameras, more police are not needed. Those who would like to see more traffic police would like them to target high speed drivers and be positioned at accident black spots.

The poll was equally divided when asked if they thought that illegal driving is punished fairly. The survey showed 46% do think it is punished fairly.

When asked about the introduction of low emission zones, 64% think introducing them is a good idea because they will be beneficial for the environment.

They also think they will help to encourage more people to switch to lower emission cars.

Fifty per cent thought there shouldn’t be a charge for cars that don’t have low emissions entering these zones because they think it is better for people to keep older cars than switching and buying new ones, which cause more pollution to produce.

Other reasons cited were that high emission cars have to pay more for car tax and fuel anyway.

They also pointed out that it is often poorer people who own older cars and it would be unfair to charge them for this.

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