Petition against UK road tax changes

Join the petition to stop the UK implementing changes to the road tax system to charge drivers per mile.

The idea of the ammended road tax changes will mean that everyone will be charged for the distance they travel. For instance, driving on an infrequently used country road may cost 2p per mile, while driving on a heavily used road such as the A14 may be priced nearer 2431.00 a mile.

How will they ensure you submit the mileage correctly? Presumably by placing a GPS tracker in your car. This will either have to feed live data to a central administration system, or the data will need to be collected at regular intervals, perhaps during the MOT.

I doubt the government will be paying to have these devices installed into every car in the UK, so I'm guessing they're going to pass this charge onto every driver by way of a mandatory charge.

If you disagree with this system, consider signing this petition, on the Prime Minister's site. It couldn't hurt.

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Monday 12 February 2007 19:35 | user icon J K Benson
Tuesday 20 February 2007 19:51 | user icon Richard Sweeney
Saturday 16 January 2010 17:35 | user icon aleeya

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