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Goverment Car Tracking / Taxing Petition!!!!

Many thanks to Crash n Donna for spotting this. The BBC has a lot to say about it - but that should always be taken with a pinch of salt (after all the BBC and the Labour Party have certain links...)

They (the government and some BBC reports) trump it up to sound brilliant
  • so environmentally safe (not as safe as using an alternative to fossil fuels),
  • so much cheaper than road tax and fuel tax (does anyone actually believe these things will be removed, and if they are that we wont end up paying more? When do taxes ever go down without being bumped up even higher elsewhere?)
  • with charges ranging between 2p per rural mile to £1.34 on the motorway (my car does about 10p to the mile, and like most people I don't live out in the STICKS).

But remember, with this system the government will know where your car (and you) are all the time, how fast you are going, where you are parked, and if you make an honest mistake you will still be fined! I agree that if you flout the law you should be fined, but anyone can make a mistake. How easy is it to drift a couple of miles over the limit by mistake?

Although the scheme would render traffic wardens redundant...

But anyway, feel free to browse the web for all the info you want on this, but if like me and many others you think this is just another governmental scam to line their own pocket, click here and sign the petition:

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/traveltax/
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