So, the solution to all our traffic problems here in the UK, Is to charge us all by the mile? All I can say is, Here we go again! We already pay a huge amount. It?s called road Tax, fuel tax, parking fees, Bridge Tolls and you know all the others that directly affect you.
The road tax is a huge revenues collector for the government and less than 5% is used for the purpose it was originally introduced for , the rest goes to the treasury , not forgetting the fuel tax which to say the least is horrendous and we all know that once the charges are introduced that these two ways of collecting revenue isn?t going to be done away with .
It?s all very well to go on about congestion and CO2, but we?re now all getting a bit longer in the tooth to know that this whole schemes number 1 purpose is to get more money out of us.
I?m really intrigued to know why no other country has taken up this apparently obvious wonderful solution. Is it because, for once, a UK government is proposing an innovative policy, or that it is a preposterous idea which only a country with a diabolical road and public transport system would need to impose.
:huh: What seems to have been totally ignored about taxing Road users by the mile is how and indeed whether we will be allowed to know the cost of our journeys before we set off.
To me it?s an obvious requirement, in the same way that prices of goods in a shop are known before purchase. Will this information be available? If not, the whole concept is flawed, or has this idea been dreamt up by people who have so much money that they don?t have to worry about this consideration.
Apparently there is only one month left to register your objection to the ‘Pay as you go’ road tax.
The petition is on the 10 Downing St website but they didn’t tell anybody about it.
This is legit… from the 10 Downing Street ‘s website.
Democracy in action?
The government’s proposal to introduce road pricing will mean you having to purchase a tracking device for your car and paying a monthly bill to use it. The tracking device will cost about ?200 and in a recent study by the BBC, the lowest monthly bill was ?28 for a rural florist and ?194 for a delivery driver. A non working mother who used the car to take the kids to school paid ?86 in one month.
On top of this massive increase in tax, you will be tracked. Somebody will know where you are at all times. They will also know how fast you have been going, so even if you accidentally creep over a speed limit in time you can probably expect a Notice of Intended Prosecution with your monthly bill.
If you care about our freedom and stopping the constant bashing of the car driver, please sign the petition on No 10’s new website (link below) and pass this on to as many people as possible.