PAY and Pay and pay as you drive, comeing to a road near you

#1
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/homeaffairs/story/0,,2085560,00.html

The government is pushing ahead with its controversial road pricing plans with the publication today of proposals to introduce pay-as-you-drive trials.
A draft bill lays down the ground rules for local authorities wishing to introduce pilot schemes.
But this is the really bad part of all this-

The plans come despite an online petition against charges on the Downing Street website that received nearly 2m emails
£1.30 a mile 8O

W@nkers :x
 
#2
Bearing in mind i have an engineer driving up to the office at a distance of 168.9 miles, and then him and i will be driving down to Wales tonight at a distance of 262.4 miles, i think this is fcuking outrageous.

If the whole way would be done on higher priced roads (Motorways, right?) Than that would cost £560.69. With my wages (I think that counts as a minus though really), the other guys wages, and the travelling expenses, that all comes together at a hell of a price hike for our Customers.......

It's absolutely crazy...
 
#3
What an insane concept...
 
#4
I have just worked out how much that would cost me each year in commuting costs.

Fcuk £12512.

Twelve grand!!

Even if they only charge £1 a mile it still works out at over 9 grand a year.

Sod it I am staying in Germany...
 
#5
Steven said:
I have just worked out how much that would cost me each year in commuting costs.

Fcuk £12512.

Twelve grand!!

Even if they only charge £1 a mile it still works out at over 9 grand a year.

Sod it I am staying in Germany...
Im a roaming Installer, i clock 1200 miles a week mate.
If i don't count weeks off for training, and just the 4 weeks i get as holiday, thats £74880 a year, and i know theres a lot of people who drive more than me.

Even at £1 a mile thats £57600.
 
#6
SparkySteve said:
Steven said:
I have just worked out how much that would cost me each year in commuting costs.

Fcuk £12512.

Twelve grand!!

Even if they only charge £1 a mile it still works out at over 9 grand a year.

Sod it I am staying in Germany...
Im a roaming Installer, i clock 1200 miles a week mate.
If i don't count weeks off for training, and just the 4 weeks i get as holiday, thats £74880 a year, and i know theres a lot of people who drive more than me.

Even at £1 a mile thats £57600.
That 12 grand is just to get to the office. I have no idea what mileage I do during the work day (also do install/support at cust sites) as the company pays for all that but 12 grand just to get to work?

Fuking nonsense.
 
#7
SparkySteve said:
Steven said:
I have just worked out how much that would cost me each year in commuting costs.

Fcuk £12512.

Twelve grand!!

Even if they only charge £1 a mile it still works out at over 9 grand a year.

Sod it I am staying in Germany...
Im a roaming Installer, i clock 1200 miles a week mate.
If i don't count weeks off for training, and just the 4 weeks i get as holiday, thats £74880 a year, and i know theres a lot of people who drive more than me.

Even at £1 a mile thats £57600.
Sounds like you need to invest in a car with a Polish registration. And if you obtain a Polish driving licence, you'll escape any penalty points too.
 
#8
What is the point of 2million + putting their names to a petition if the govenment is going to ignor it.
 
#9
Pox_Dr said:
What is the point of 2million + putting their names to a petition if the govenment is going to ignor it.
I would ask the same question. But then I remember that who is making the call. Same bloke who has run the economy the last few years...same man that only stops to think on the basis of where his next extra tax income will come from to make up the holes in his budget.

But don't worry - you've never had it so good :roll:

With a yearly commute of over 40000, my bill would be scarily large too - not impressed.
 
#11
Pox_Dr said:
What is the point of 2million + putting their names to a petition if the govenment is going to ignor it.
they won't be able to ignore an Election meltdown, they have forgotten the lesson of the Council Election quickly then.

safe to say I WON'T be voting for Broon the Loon
 
#12
putteesinmyhands said:
Sounds like you need to invest in a car with a Polish registration. And if you obtain a Polish driving licence, you'll escape any penalty points too.

Having just had my license revoked after i did the right thing and admitted that it was me driving when said vehicle was seen to be driving over the speed limit, your ideas intrigue me and i wish to learn more.

Are one of the main 3 parties actually saying that they are against earning a sh|tload more per year for their own pockets? Personally i don't see the M1 roadworks staff costing £76k a year, let alone what the actual cost of roads is.


I also don't see the extra revenue going into the Armed Forces, either.
 
#13
So is road tax going to be sacked then??
 
#14
The taxpayers (of most European countries) have already paid for every single inch of road built. So now they not only have to pay for parking on said roads, which they've paid for with their taxes, but now get the dubious pleasure of having to pay to drive on the same roads too?

Well, nobody ever said that politicians have ever had any sort of firm grip on reality, especially the Dooor Brooon, but this surreal scheme really proves it.

Indignant of Clacton.

MsG
 
#15
Now Im no lefty, but does that mean that those on lower wage incomes who rely on a motor to go to their basic wage jobs will pay the same as Alan Sugar and Roman Abramovich on their daily drive?

Very New Liabour.....Although I notice the sound of silence from the tory front bench
 
#17
Cabana said:
MSI64 said:
So is road tax going to be sacked then??
If it isn't it's just another bit of proof that this government or should I say Labour are a thieving bunch of %$@#*&$#$#@s

What? You NEED more???????
 
#18
I don't know why you're worried, just don't fit the box to your car. This government are so far removed from reality that they think this will actually happen and work.

1.30 a mile on top of road tax and petrol tax, hahahahahah cuckoo cuckoo. Remember how the nation reacted to the rise in fuel duty? And over 2 million people actually got off their arrse and signed the petition to show their displeasure so I suspect some form of direct action will occur when they try and foist this on the public.
 
#19
Ord_Sgt said:
I don't know why you're worried, just don't fit the box to your car. This government are so far removed from reality that they think this will actually happen and work.

1.30 a mile on top of road tax and petrol tax, hahahahahah cuckoo cuckoo. Remember how the nation reacted to the rise in fuel duty? And over 2 million people actually got off their arrse and signed the petition to show their displeasure so I suspect some form of direct action will occur when they try and foist this on the public.
Not fitting the box sounds like a good idea except for 3 problems.

1) if caught without one then you will be fined Xsquillion quid with umptypoo points on your licence

2) they are considering using road side/overhead cameras to record licence plates so no box required.

3) No box = No Mot/No tax disc/No Insurance.

If/when this gets brought in then the cnuts will make sure that the vast majority of the law abiding public will comply.

A huge public outcry and civil disobiedence ie riots is the only way to stop this but those that enjoy rioting and the like are not normally part of the law abiding majority.

As much as it pains me to say this maybe the UK needs to take a lesson from the the the French in civil protesting :cry:
 
#20
The Times reports today that Manchester has been selected for the first city to trial "urban road pricing". The stick in this case has been the refusal for Centarl Government to assist in the funding of major Public Transport prgrams unless Manchester agrees to trial this "wonderful" plan. something similar to the Major Public Transport program Leeds has wanted for the last 10 years which Darling refused on the grounds that it wasn't needed..................
 

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