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The Federal Government is being urged to consider taxing drivers based on how far they drive.
It is just one proposal contained in a new paper commissioned as part of Ken Henry's review of the tax system.
"[The aim is] generally to try to get to the point where we're charging people for the actual damage and costs of using roads - rather than fixed charges that are independent of the way they use roads," Professor Clarke said.
"The technology exists now; telemetric devices, or essentially boxes that are inserted in vehicles. These can provide information for commercial trucking f
"The technology exists now; telemetric devices, or essentially boxes that are inserted in vehicles.
But then I doubt this bill would get passed, largely from the aspect of the government needs the truckers to keep doing their jobs; and not having the trucks parked in some field.
Originally posted by LeaderOfProgress
If they truely wanted just to tax based on mileage then all they would have to do is log the odometer readings when you go to get a tag. GPS tracking will only lead to abuses of the system.
Originally posted by Oaktree
I've always thought this, but in different terms.
In my state, any type of moving violation results in a monetary penalty, as well as "points" put on you driving record.
Accumalate 12 points in a rolling twelve month period, and your license is suspended.
Originally posted by dallas18
There could be many ways they could use this technology under the disguise of this tax. Like speeding for example.
[edit on 18/8/09 by dallas18]