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Tolls on public roads are not acceptable in most countries. However, there can be, legal grounds for collecting tolls on motorways: at the entrance to long tunnels and prior to passage across large and expensive civil engineering works. When tolls are to be considered for minor rural roads, the legal aspects should be clarified immediately. The appropriate location of the toll booth (as with a parking lot) and the provision of a barrier must be given careful consideration. Should a toll be unacceptable, however, it might be worthwhile to consider charging for parking space, and earmarking the funds gathered from road users in this way for the upkeep and renovation of the road.

Experience has shown that it is advisable to arrange for enforcement by the police. Private individuals, even if they have the necessary abilities, do not have the legal authority to force people to obey the rules.

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