Tuesday, February 06, 2007

UK Car Road Pricing - want to petition the Government?

The UK car road pricing Bill is an Act now being pushed through government very quietly with hardly any publicity. According to one source:

The government's proposal to introduce road pricing will mean you having to purchase a tracking device for your car and paying a monthly bill to use it. The tracking device will cost about £200 and in a recent study by the BBC, the lowest monthly bill was £28 for a rural florist and £194 for a delivery driver. A non working mother who used the car to take the children to school paid £86 in one month.

On top of this massive increase in tax, you will be tracked. Somebody will know where you are at all times. They will also know how fast you have been going, so even if you accidentally creep over a speed limit in time you can probably expect a Notice of Intended Prosecution with your monthly Bill.

However, there is a petition. The petition is on the 10 Downing St website but they didn't tell anybody about it. See for yourself and decide:

The website is located at: http://petitions.PM.gov.UK/traveltax/

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