Pay as you go driving

Hi Grit

It seems at last that the UK public are actually trying to get their voices heard over government laws that are, to say the least, crazy and unacceptable. The regulation causing the problem is their intention to charge £1.34 per mile for drivers to use their vehicles during the “rush hour.” As the average distance for rush hour drivers in the affected areas is around 10 miles a day return, this could cost over £60 ($120) per week. No one but a fool (which obviously includes our government ministers) could suggest that this would work.

However, a petition drawn up against this measure has already attracted well over a million signatures. Mind you, so far this does not faze the transport minister who said recently “of course we will listen to people. But parliamentary democracy doesn’t just involved the expression of views.” Well, that is news to me! I thought democracy was all about expression of views.

Let’s hope the petition numbers continues to grow.

the Brit

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8 Responses to “Pay as you go driving”

  1. sanityforsale Says:

    Pretty ridiculous wouldnt you say! what a joke

  2. britandgrit Says:

    Hi Sanity

    I agree its a joke, but it could be an expensive one for us.

    the Brit

  3. britandgrit Says:

    Hi Brit,

    I was wondering how they are going to tell who is driving and how far? Is this tax going to be on the honor system? For that matter, how does your government know how many TV’s you have?

    the Grit

  4. britandgrit Says:

    Hi Grit

    There will be a readable label on the windscreen. As for TV’s I am sure they have a system where every one sold is registered.

    the Brit

  5. britandgrit Says:

    Hi Brit,

    Still, how will Big Brother know if that label is on the road during rush hour? Do y’all have that much surveillance? As to the TV tax, how do they know you have it plugged in? Since we are moving rapidly in these directions, your experience is very important to me 😉

    the Grit

  6. britandgrit Says:

    Hi Grit

    All of our camera recordings are time recorded. With the TV, the purchase is the key. Even in you live in a field with no electrical or satellite connection, that does not absolve you from the tax. The only way to do this is to throw the set out of a window when the enforcer comes round.

    the Brit

  7. ROSE MALBON Says:

    I DO NOT AGREE WITH ROAD USAGE TOLL, FOR THE ORDINARY WORKER, GOING TO WORK. I FEEL THERE SHOULD BE FURTHER THOUGHT REGARDING HEAVY WEIGHT, SUPERMARKET HEAVY VEHICLE DELIVERY TRANSPORTATION. FIRMS, MASSIVE FIRMS, SHOULD TAKE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR “THEIR”, OVER USE OR OUR ROAD SYSTEM, THE DAMAGE THEY CAUSE, THEY SHOULD PAY FOR. THE CONGESTION, POLULTION, THE TIMES, VERY HEAVY VEHICLES, FRIGHTEN, ORDINARY ROAD USERS.
    THE USUAL IS THE POOR MAN PAYS, PAYS & PAYS. THIS ROAD TOLL FEE, SHOULD BE FOR LARGE BUSINESS,s , AND OTHER AREA,s OF HEAVY DUTY VEHICLES ON THE ROADS, I WILL NOT SAY, OUR ROADS ANYLONGER, AS, ALLOW WE PAY FOR THEM, WE ARE NO LONGER FREE TO GO TO OUR TESTINATIONS, TO VISIT FAMILY, “HOPEFULLY”, FRIENDS. THANK YOU FOR READING MY HUMBLE VIEWS. R.MALBOM

  8. ROSE MALBON Says:

    MISSPELLING IN MY THOUGHTS–SORRY.
    1. OUR ROADS, SHOULD BE ” OUR ROADS”
    2. ALLOW, I MEANT=== ALTHOUGH.

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