Older cars could be charged twice as much to park

#1
Seems like the Lib Dem luvvies are getting in on the Labour lead "Bash the poor" theme. Maybe they're laying the foundations for an alliance with Nu Labour...

Drivers of older cars 'could be charged twice as much to park

Drivers of older cars could be charged twice as much to park as other motorists under a scheme being considered by a council.

Teignbridge District Council in Devon is proposing a two-tier charge in which cars made before January 2001 are charged £1 a day and others 50p.

The scheme would be introduced at the council's headquarters in Newton Abbot to promote their "green travel plan".

The proposal, to be discussed by the council's executive on Monday, is aimed at increasing the number of staff using buses, cycle or walk to work.

It says: "Payment charges are proposed at 50p a day for cars with Euro emission standard compliant engines in standards Euro 3, Euro 4, Euro 5.

"Those higher polluting cars with engines manufactured prior to Jan 2001 would be charged £1 per day."

Christine Bolton, of the union Unison, said the proposal was unfair on those who earn less and cannot afford newer cars.

"My car is registered prior to 2001 so I would pay the higher charges. I question how green it is to encourage people to change their cars," she said.

"Those on lower pay who can't afford to change their cars will be paying twice the amount of people who are two or three times their salary. That doesn't seem fair."

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#3
Key words are "could be" on the basis of not meeting modern emissions standards. Bit of a non-story really
 
#4
I always love these idiots who think a 'new' car is better....I had a 1977 MG Midget its emissions were a little more than modern cars but depended how you tweaked the carbs...on the plus side it weighed less than half that of a modern car, for 45mpg and didn't have aircon/electric extra which wasted fuel. Buying my newer current car meant that I now use the same amount of fuel per mile, I'm just shifting a much bigger mass around and generated more pollutants and emissions in having the car produced than I will generate in driving it because it won't last as long a the MG did.

Nutters the lot of them.

S_R
 
#5
I pay £190 road tax for a 10 yr old vehicle that struggles with omissions,if I buy the current model 06 onwards £405 road tax where's the logic?????
 
#7
I think cars made before 1973 exempt car tax, can't see them being to environmental.
 
#8
Another case of the chimps running the zoo
 
#9
Sympathetic_Reaction said:
I always love these idiots who think a 'new' car is better....I had a 1977 MG Midget its emissions were a little more than modern cars but depended how you tweaked the carbs...on the plus side it weighed less than half that of a modern car, for 45mpg and didn't have aircon/electric extra which wasted fuel. Buying my newer current car meant that I now use the same amount of fuel per mile, I'm just shifting a much bigger mass around and generated more pollutants and emissions in having the car produced than I will generate in driving it because it won't last as long a the MG did.

Nutters the lot of them.

S_R
My trusty F reg 110 is still going strong, hsa been converted to LPG and is well maintained to a high standard of emissions. It only gets used for camping trips, as we do actually walk and cycle a lot.

So this lot can fcuk off if they think i'll visit their sh1tty part of Britian if they bring such a scheme in.

If I had to buy a new car to get cheaper parking, by fcuk i'd use my car. As it happens i husband the milage quite well.
 
#10
My 1998 Golf TDI does 55-60mpg and passes the emissions test with flying colours every year. My mates 5 year old Focus can do 35-40 and failed the emissions on the last test. Very narrow minded to base the charges on age alone.
 
#11
Why s this country obsessed with making things difficult for people instead of enticing them away?

If they want people to use their cars less, how about investing in the (quite frankly) dire rail network, busses and cycle lanes? Make it cheaper and easy to move about than by car, and hey presto people will start to look at the alternaitives...

or you could hammer them for using a car, but give them no viable alternative and earn their distrust, hatred and vitrol.
 
#15
So I wonder how it would work for my 98 A6, same engine used until 2004, yet I would have to pay more? As said above this is just someones "bump on the head" bright idea, never work, the uproar would be funny though.
 

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#16
Me Landy Defender will get parked on any available green bit, or the garden of a Council house or on a Prius.

If it comes on top, it's registered to me Half-Sister and she is no longer with us.

The Jag? Charge me what you will. Its on the firm.

Next fucking Stealth Tax?
 

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