A survey conducted in the UK has found that more than 50% of adults agree that road charges should be based on how often, when and where they use the roads.

The survey by the Department for Transport questioned 2,798 people about road charging between November 2009 and February 2010.

Nearly four fifths of respondents agreed that congestion is a serious problem in the UK and needed to be tackled.

When asked whether they would accept road pricing as long as there was no overall increase in the amount paid by motorists as a whole, 38% agreed while 34% disagreed.

Over half of the adults surveyed felt that money raised from road charging should be devoted only to roads and transport.