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The system would require all cars and trucks be equipped with global satellite positioning technology, a transponder, a clock and other equipment to record how many miles a vehicle was driven, whether it was driven on highways or secondary roads, and even whether it was driven during peak traffic periods or off-peak hours.
The device would tally how much tax motorists owed depending upon their road use. Motorists would pay the amount owed when it was downloaded, probably at gas stations at first, but an alternative eventually would be needed.
Originally posted by RussianScientists
Those are my personal sentiments also bigvig316, President Obama did good by stopping it; but will he cave in later is the question.
Originally posted by Toadmund
Besides that, would it not make more sense to base the tax on how much gas one burns? Sheesh, just upping the gas tax would make more sense, if you drive a gas guzzler, you pay more, simple as that.
Why should a prius owner pay the same tax as a hummer owner?
It's not how far you drive, it the gas you burn to get there!