Money making machine
I drive past the Trafford Centre on my way to work - in fact I cut through the outer congestion area right on the edge due to using the M60.
I don't work on a bus route and there are no stations near by. The trams don't go anywhere near so looks like I have no choice but to pay the cahrge or change jobs.
Or instead of driving on the nice big three lane motorway, I can do what everybody else in the same situation will do and use a route taking me on the nice little A roads through towns to avoid it.
Defeats the point a bit really - think of all teh extra pollution caused by all those cars doing a stop / start route to work.
More money grabbing - makes me wonder what I pay my road tax for when I have to pay again to actually use the roads.
Sooner that road tax is abolished and included in the price of fuel the better. The more you use the road, the more you pay.