Quick Guide: Transport
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The government had hoped to reduce traffic on Britain's roads - up 79% since 1980 - but each year it rises.

Traffic jams cost time and money, but coaxing drivers from cars as motoring becomes cheaper is not easy.

Plans to widen motorways and improve trunk roads have raised environmental concerns.

The Lib Dems want faster progress on replacing car and fuel tax with pay-as-you go road charging.

The Tories want to end the war on motorist but aim to reduce car emissions.

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