It has begun.
British motorists face paying a new charge for every mile they drive in a revolutionary scheme to be introduced within two years.
Drivers will pay according to when and how far they travel throughout the country's road network under proposals being developed by the
Proposed by The Government
. Yep the government not the people but the government are setting this up. I'm 100% NOT happy about this stupid law
being from the UK an all. Along with speed cameras setup every so many miles so you don't speed AT ALL! (I wonder how they are gonna make money??)
Each of Britain's 24 million vehicles would be tracked by satellite if a variable "pay-as-you-drive" charge replaces the current road
Yeah. I really like that idea, tracked and traced ANYWHERE in the UK. What a nice idea. The person who thought this idea up should be locked up in a
mental institution. Its one thing to have a Passport with RFID and a national ID card but to have that and a variable pay as you drive scheme no we
aren't becoming enslaved what so ever ARE WE??? Those of you who believe this is a way to stop congestion couldn't be further from the truth.
In an interview with The Independent on Sunday, Mr Darling warned that unless action is taken now, the country "could face gridlock" within
Reaaaaaaaheeeeeeally. Gridlock in 2 years oh my what a bummer. I don't know about you but if you look at quite alot of traffic in the mornings its
mostly gridlocked anyways. Here's an idea. Well school starts at 9 yes?? And most people start work at 9 so why not change either work times or
school times 1 or 2 hours forward or back??? Different I know but it would help ALOT of traffic on roads without the need to implement a massive scale
satellite systems, geee I wonder how much it costs to put sats. in space???? Not cheap I Imagine. Then theres little black boxes that need to be put
in the cars. They can't be cheap either.
The rapid uptake of satellite navigational technology in cars is helping to usher in the new "pay-as-you-drive" charge much sooner than had
been expected. Figures contained in a government feasibility study have suggested motorists could pay up to £1.34 for each mile they travel during
peak hours on the most congested roads.
1.34 per mile???
So if you say the AVG. car tax costs between £100-£150 a year.
The AA Road Tax costs
100*24 million = 2400000000
150*24 million = 3600000000
lets say for example the average driver does 20 miles a day. Because its variable it is difficult to make exact answers. So I shall just use the
the busy peak road toll.
£1.34*20 = £26.80 per day.
So we add up the days into weeks, months and then annually. Lets see how much it theoretically adds up to.
£26.80*7 (days) = £187.60;
£134*4 (months) = £750.40;
£536*12 (years) = 9004.80
(Yearly cost X 24 million vehicles) £9004.80*24000000 = £216,115,200,000
Now lets compare avg. road tax to the new system
£30,000,00,000, This is avg cost of current tax.
£216,115,200,000, This is avg. cost of new tax.
Plus you got to take into consideration the cost of the new speed camera system they are implementing, rise of fuel, costs of putting sats. in space,
maintenence of sats in space etc. etc.
Now tell me how your gonna save money on tax with the new system?Uless they are willing to change the price of oil for a hefty lower difference we
will not save any money what-so-ever even if oil does come down you won't save money.
This has absolutley nothing to do with removal of conggestion as that can be sorted EASILY! It has got ALOT to do with "A get rich quick" scheme
that has been in the works for years.
People of the UK you must act before its too late. This system needs not be implimented it costs too much to impliment, run and maintain. DON'T FALL
There are only 1 group of people who benefit from this and that my friends are "The Bankers" who will invest money at a interest charge. SIMPLE AS
“If you want to be the slaves of banks and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let the banks create money..” Josiah Stamp, Governor
of the Bank of England 1920
[edit on 6/6/05 by Hunting Veritas]