Conor was on the Today Show today talking about our poll results relating to accepting lifts from over-the-limit drivers and driving with a hangover.
To view the podcast of Conor’s piece on RTE Player click here and scroll forward to 04 minutes and 15 seconds.
This is more of a question for Conor Faughnan!
Travelling east on the M4 on saturday last, december 29, I saw a notice at the tollgate advising that the rate for cars is to be raised to €2.90 for 2013 ( from €2.80) which is rather more than the rate of inflation, or the official consumer price index, and I wonder how this can be justified?
Further, although I can’t be absolutely sure of this, I don’t recall seeing any notice on the westbound tollgate the day before, or either way in the week before, which leads me to suppose that the notice first appeared at a time when not so many people would notice and/or at a time when it would be difficult to contact anyone to complain or try to take action.
I suppose the AA may already have raised this with the Minister for Transport, but, if not, could I ask you if anything has been done, or can be done?
I guess like you and many others that we have already paid many times over for our road system, and I can’t see when all others are cutting back that the toll operators have an apparently unlimited licence to raise prices.
I welcome your comments, thank you and your collegues for your work on behalf of the members, and wish you a happy new year 2013
with kind regards