The President of the AA Edmund King is calling on the government to waive road charges to ease the financial cost for motorists amid the upcoming rail and Tube strikes this summer.
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, King said parking charges, congestion and clean air zones, as well as unnecessary road works, should all be suspended.
He said, “If there are no trains whatsoever coming into Glasgow and Edinburgh, for instance, and people have to go about their business, there could be a case for suspending parking charges for the duration of the strike.
“Otherwise there is the danger of some areas becoming ghost towns.
“It will only be those people where getting to work is absolutely essential who will use the roads.
“More people will work from home and record fuel prices will put off some people anyway.
“Those factors will mitigate some of the extra congestion but there still will be shift workers, and low-paid NHS workers for whom going by car and cycling will be the only options.”