Using a safe road…the A 22…for free

As you are more than aware, Portugal is going to make the A22 a toll road.

From the information I have gathered so far:

• The road was built from funds from the EEC, so to add tolls is just another way of extracting more money from public so they can spend the money yet again, inefficiently.

• When the tolls come into effect, I strongly believe that many of the existing A22 users will redirect themselves back onto the EN125…one of the most dangerous roads in Europe.

• When the A22 was opened, the number of crashes on the EN125 was reduced by almost 50%

• Have the Government considered the costs of the accidents that will become a regular occurrence yet again, against the A22 remaining a toll free road.

• Have they considered all the stress they will add to many people travelling on the EN125.

• Yet again, they will make the Algarve become more inefficient, increasing costs, which the majority of people cannot afford.

• The A22 is used by a majority of holiday makers throughout the holiday season

• Now they want to put all the holiday traffic back onto the EN125…complete an utter madness

• Yet again, the Government is looking no further than their noses….always short term, and not long term. They want to find a way of increasing their income, without looking at all the additional costs they will incur with all the additional accidents that will happen on this useless EN125.

• Look at the money they spent on the EN125, and what have they achieved in terms of safety…I leave that for your readers to decide.

My view is that we have to get a proposal through the heads of these politicians to keep the A22 toll free, and make sure that we still have holiday makers and businesses  using a safe road…the A 22…for free!!

Thank you.