Research agency Social Market Foundation wants drivers to be given free, tradable shares in the road network.

The UK think tank suggests converting all of England’s major routes into toll roads and introducing road user charges.

With the replacement of road tax with tradeable shares, drivers can take ownership of the routes, according to the Roads to Recovery report.

Road users can hold a tradable share worth £1,500 ($2,307), enabling them to make profit from road charging or sale of road shares, it proposes.

The new report said the average motorist would be better off to the tune of a £1,500 asset and £75 ($115) per year.