1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Proposed New Car Tax

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by DIPS_A4, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. DIPS_A4
    Offline

    DIPS_A4 SEAT LEON CUPRA R (225)

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2006
    Messages:
    570
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Feb 14, 2007]
    Radio 2 talked about the proposed Road Pricing car tax scheme on the
    radio. Apparently there is only one month left to register your objection to the 'Pay as you go' road tax.The petition is on the 10
    Downing St website but they didn't tellanybody about it. Therefore at
    the time of the comments only 250,000 people have signed it so far and
    750,000 signatures are required to stop them introducing it.Once you've
    given your details (you don't have to give your full address, just
    house number and postcode will do), they will send you
    an email with a link in it. Once you click on that link, you'll have signed
    the petition.

    The government's proposal to introduce road pricing will mean you
    Having to purchase a tracking device for your car and paying a monthly
    bill to use it. The tracking device will cost about £200 and in a
    recent study by the BBC, the lowest monthly bill was £28 for a rural
    florist and £194 for a delivery driver. A non working mother who used
    the car to take the kids to school paid £86 in one month.

    On top of this massive increase in tax, you will be tracked. Somebody
    will know where you are at all times. They will also know how fast you
    have been going, so even if you accidentally creep over a speed limit
    in time you can probably expect a Notice of Intended Prosecution with
    your monthly bill.

    If you care about our freedom and stopping the constant bashing of the
    car driver, please sign the petition on No 10's new website link.


    http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/traveltax/
    #1
  2. Beerzo
    Offline

    Beerzo Masa'warty 3200... Talk To Me!

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,242
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Feb 14, 2007]
    This was on the news that other day it lets you see the last 500 people or something that sign it and it only takes a couple of hours to completley change the list. I think that will be completely scrapped anyways. If it does come into power I am leaving the country as i am not fooking going to pay to have the GPS stuff fitted to my car
    #2
  3. DIPS_A4
    Offline

    DIPS_A4 SEAT LEON CUPRA R (225)

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2006
    Messages:
    570
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Feb 14, 2007]
    Exactly load of ******** its like big brother in england probably will start charging shitting tax soon lol. cant do anything without getting taxxed.
    #3
  4. Booth_S4
    Offline

    Booth_S4 Riding on V8 power

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2006
    Messages:
    658
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Feb 14, 2007]
    my old boy just sent me the exact same thing. I signed it a few months ago, but theres no harm in signing it again using a different email address!
    #4
  5. Boydie
    Offline

    Boydie Guest

    [Feb 14, 2007]
    signed - what a load of ***** anyway
    #5
  6. Beerzo
    Offline

    Beerzo Masa'warty 3200... Talk To Me!

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,242
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Feb 14, 2007]
    Could you imagine the old guy that has owned his Ford Fiesta from new since 1996 car is worth £20 and they wanna fit 100's of pounds worth of SATNAV tracking to it. BULLJOBBY!
    But hey if it does come into power will they charge caravan towers double!!!
    #6
  7. jcs356
    Offline

    jcs356 Brum brum

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,694
    Likes Received:
    44
    [Feb 14, 2007]
    Not sure where R2 got their info from, but BBC1 yesterday were saying that there were over 1million 'signatures' already. And the petition ends next Tuesday. Just looking at the site, there are nearly 1.4m 'signatures'.
    #7
  8. motorbikez
    Offline

    motorbikez Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2006
    Messages:
    2,043
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Feb 14, 2007]
    Pay as you go ****,we already pay as you go road tax ,fuel tax highest in the western world.I imagine all the a--eholes running about in untaxed and uninsured cars will be paying £200 to get road charging equipment fitted to their cars.
    I think not.
    #8
  9. rodenal
    Offline

    rodenal Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,992
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Feb 14, 2007]
    It wont happen anyway, its good that people are signing up to make sure but there really is no danger of it coming in anytime soon.
    #9

Share This Page