GPS devices will track Aucklanders and toll them based on where and when they drive

Stuff | 22 June 2016

GPS devices could be installed in every Auckland car, tracking where and when the driver goes around the city, as part of moves to introduce a form of road tolling in the city, the Automobile Association says.

The government has done an about-turn on its earlier opposition to motorway tolls and now says “network pricing” will be needed to combat worsening congestion in our biggest city.

AA principal adviser Barney Irvine said the system would not be a road toll as we traditionally know it, but would cover the whole Auckland region and replace the fuel tax.

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