AFAIK the money raised from tax on fuel goes into the general pot and is spent as our leaders see fit. There's no pretence that it's all spent on facilities for motorists.In France at present just paid £1.16 a litre of diesel, and never Pay parking, have not seen a toll so far,and the roads are very good , the question is , where does all the money go?
I'm getting 52mpg out of my diesel zafira, although you have to remember all modern diesel engines are surrounded by precision componantsI can remember (it's not that long ago) when 30mpg was normal for a car, so although fuel costs way more now, I suspect my overall fuel cost is no more than it was 20 or so years ago.
Fixing the road surfaces obviously!
For reasons too complicated to explain I've been driving a new small hatchback with a 1.2 litre diesel engine for the last few weeks and I'm averaging 60 mpg+ without conciously trying. It's the first time I've driven one of the new breed of super-economy cars and I have to say I'm impressed. It's never going to break any speed records, but It will very easily keep up with traffic in an urban environment and cruise at 70mph in reasonable comfort.
I can remember (it's not that long ago) when 30mpg was normal for a car, so although fuel costs way more now, I suspect my overall fuel cost is no more than it was 20 or so years ago.
Just a thought.