Gas guzzlers to escape steeper road charge

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Agent_Smith, Jun 10, 2005.

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  1. Talk about half-arsed government planning!!

    They dont have any intention to charge more for the less efficient gas guzzling cars that are on the road. That means that a nissan micra (1L) will be charged the same as a 4.6L Range Rover vogue for doing the same journey. How very odd! Not only this, but the larger an engine a car has, the larger it tends to be, hence it takes up more space on the road than a smaller car. Following that logic, if we could persuad people to drive more efficient and smaller cars, we would fit the same amount of cars (with less polution) onto the same area of road. but no, thats too simple for labour...

    Could this be because they have a vested interest in the continuning sales of petrol/diesel because a huge part of the treasuries income comes from fule taxes???

    Or am i just a cynic???
  2. Not cynical. Niaive.

    We're going to end up with both.

    Pay-per-mile to clear the roads and extra fuel tax to save the planet.
    So you're Micra will still be cheaper than a larger car (as it always has been). It's just going to be a heck of a lot dearer than it is now.
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