Commenting on the announcement by the Welsh Secretary that the Severn Bridge tolls will be abolished on Monday 17 December, RAC head of roads policy Nicholas Lyes said:
"It looks like Santa, in the form of Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns, will be delivering an early Christmas present in south Wales this December by bringing forward the scrapping of the Severn toll.
"Many would argue that this should have happened years ago but it will be welcomed by all motorists who use the crossing daily which can add up to annual bill in excess of £1,000 for a car. Business drivers, holiday makers and commuters will have endured significant delays at the pay booths over the years. Perhaps now the Government may have an appetite to review other toll crossings where financially viable."