The government promised to drop the dartford crossing charge when the cost of construction was repaid. this happened in 2003 far from scrapping the charge the government have now increased it for cars by a whopping 50 percent !! In the present economic climate and with the high cost of fuel this is outrageous, one more way to penalise the motorist. We already pay fuel tax road tax and insurance tax. I call upon the government to scrap the charge altogether.