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    National road toll devices to be tested by drivers next year(UK)

    Trial could lead to £1.30-a-mile charges

    Hundreds of drivers are being recruited to take part in government-funded road-pricing trials that could result in charges of up to £1.30 a mile on the most congested roads.
    The test runs will start early next year in four locations and will involve fitting a satellite-tracking device to the vehicles of volunteers. An on-board unit will automatically deduct payments from a shadow account set up in the driver’s name.
    Paul Clark, the Transport Minister, confirmed yesterday that the trials would proceed despite previous statements from the Government suggesting that it had abandoned the idea of a national road-pricing scheme. In 2004 a feasibility study considered a range of possible prices, up to £1.30 a mile. It said that the highest rate “would be paid by only 0.5 per cent of traffic”.
    The on-board unit could be used to collect all road charges, such as congestion charges in London and Manchester and tolls for crossing bridges and using new lanes on motorways.

    Robbing Bastars.

    National road toll devices to be tested by drivers next year
    You bullied, you laughed, you lied, you lost!

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    you think this would be on top of the £120 + for road tax and the high amounts of tax levied from the petrol. Oh plus all the fines accumulated from the millions of speed cameras plus mobile speed cameras. All resulting in a road surface that is deteriorating more and more. hmmm....

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    Best get a motorbike.

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    enjoyments in life
    driving
    smoking
    drinking
    shagging

    they are all considered dangerous and advertising campaigns promote the dangers so a high tax tarriff is introduced, no shagging tax yet but i'm sure we can be fitted with a devise that can be monitored and taxed every time we get a stiffy.

    what would be the revenue in taxes on smoking, drinking and driving taxes, fines etc combined be.

    best stay at home walk to work go home sleep go to work go home sleep
    and leave it to our illustrious leaders to give us a better standard of living

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    Manchester being 'bullied' by Government into accepting road tolls

    The Government is threatening to withhold £1.5 billion of public funding for public transport in Manchester unless the city agrees to become a guinea pig for pay-as-you-drive road pricing.
    Geoff Hoon, the Transport Secretary, said funding for new tram lines, extra buses and trains would be cancelled unless a majority of Greater Manchester's 1.8 million population voted “yes” in next month's road pricing referendum.
    Mr Hoon's comments, in an interview with The Times, angered opponents of Manchester's proposed charging scheme. They accused the Government of trying to bully the city into voting for a tax on commuting by car.
    Under the scheme, drivers would have electronic tags fitted to their cars and set up prepaid accounts. Up to £5 a day would be deducted automatically from their accounts as they passed roadside beacons on an inner and outer ring around the city.

    Manchester being 'bullied' by Government into accepting road tolls - Times Online

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    Quote Originally Posted by meepho View Post
    enjoyments in life
    driving
    smoking
    drinking
    shagging

    they are all considered dangerous and advertising campaigns promote the dangers so a high tax tarriff is introduced, no shagging tax yet but i'm sure we can be fitted with a devise that can be monitored and taxed every time we get a stiffy.

    what would be the revenue in taxes on smoking, drinking and driving taxes, fines etc combined be.

    best stay at home walk to work go home sleep go to work go home sleep
    and leave it to our illustrious leaders to give us a better standard of living
    Ah yes.....life in a free & independent democracy

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    People are just being slowly programmed to except global population control. In the name of what? Global warming perhaps! Oh, it's called climate change now as we're cooling down.

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    Use something similar here in Korea for express ways and toll roads. Automatically deducts.

    NOt for the average street though.

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    There's an EZ pass system in many US states too. It's an device mounted (stickered) on the car that automatically deducts a toll from the registered owner's credit card. Of course drivers have the option of not using the toll road. And I don't think the tolls are anywhere near £1.30 a mile.

    Gotta pay for that free health care somehow...

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    ^ and the bankers bonuses.

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    So whats wrong with leaving this electronic tagging device in your garage every second day?

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