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minxymears
02-05-2007, 06:21 PM
Sarah Kennedy was on about this proposed car tax scheme on the radio, 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. Therefore at the time of Sarah`s comments only 250,000 people had signed it so far and 750,000 signatures are required to stop them introducing it. Currently its at about 600k but another 150k is a lot of people!

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.

Register your objection : http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/traveltax

X-CBR MAN
02-05-2007, 06:32 PM
They have to be kidding about this kind of tax. Bad enough the price of petrol and such but this?

The Dr.Jon
02-06-2007, 06:41 AM
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.

Register your objection : http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/traveltax

Holy crap!:fangs:

MaxRevs
02-06-2007, 08:41 AM
I signed it when it was around the 200,000 mark, it stands at 686,222 at the time of posting.

It has 15 times more signatures than the nearest two petitions added together, and yet Dr Ladyboy the Transport Minister has already dismissed it as irrelevant and said they're not going to take any notice of it.

Democracy in action, New Labour style. :soap:

Pah, those anti-vehicle, anti-freedom, anti-British, PC commie barstewards die, die, die

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