Election: road policies at a glance

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What Car? Staff
05 May 2010

It's almost time for the UK to choose the country's next Government, so check out the main political parties' plan for what they have in store for road users with our at-a-glance guide to their manifestos.

The General Election is finally upon us, so if you're still undecided where your cross is going to be placed on the ballot paper tomorrow, our instant guide to what the parties have planned for motorists might help point you in the right direction.

In alphabetical order

Conservative
Here's what the Conservative manifesto says about road users:

• The party says it opposes road-pricing.

• The Conservatives will introduce a 'fair fuel stabiliser' to cut fuel duty as oil prices rise and increase it as oil prices fall.

• Cancel funding for new fixed speed cameras and instead promote 'better' road safety measures.

• Work towards a national recharging network for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

• The Conservatives would ensure that additional revenues from new green taxes would be used to reduce taxation elsewhere.

Green Party
Here's what the Green manifesto says about road users:

• Block all new major road building.

• Cut speed limits to 20mph in urban areas and to 55mph on motorways.

• Increase road fuel tax by 8% each year.

• The Greens will support road pricing schemes.

• Replace road tax with a charge that penalises 'oversized' or overpowered' vehicles.

• The Greens would cut greenhouse gas emissions by 90% from 1990 levels by 2030 - approximately 10% per year.

• Scrap incentives for bio-fuels.

Labour
Here's what the Labour manifesto says about road users:

• Labour's manifesto has ruled out the introduction of national road pricing in the next parliament.

• The party will pursue motorway widening as a method of reducing congestion.

• Labour would install 100,000 electric vehicle charging points by 2015.

• Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 34% by 2020 and 80% by 2050.

Liberal Democrats
Here's what the Lib Dem manifesto says about road users:

• The Lib Dems would switch freight traffic from the roads to an improved rail network paid for by cutting major roads budget.

• A Liberal Democrat administration would be committed in the long-term to a 'revenue-neutral' road-user pricing scheme on motorways and trunk roads.

• Target a 40% cut in greenhouse gases emissions by 2020, rising to 100% by 2050.

• Increase fuel duty in line with economic growth.

Voting day is tomorrow, May 6.

Get more information with our What does May 6 hold for motorists feature.