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So, what do you all call it?  

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See Here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23694438

I've always called it 'Road Tax' (and I think that cyclists should make a contribution!) I also believe that the proceeds shouild be used to create/maintain a good road network, with separate safe provision for cyclists on ALL roads (except motorways of course) where possible.

What do you all think?

 

Cheers,.

 

Colin.

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There has been no link to road tax being used for road spending for many years now - since 1937 in fact!

 

The current name is VED = Vehicle Excise Duty and the total income collected goes to the treasury but the old name persists?

 

Perhaps motorists like to feel persecuted?

 

I don't like paying it either and with several vehicles it adds up every year - but hey - it's only money and you're a long time dead!

 

But at least rail passengers are starting to have to pay fares more in keeping with the cost of the network they choose to use although on a cost per mile basis train fares are still spectacularly cheap most of the time.

 

Conclusion - if you don't want to pay VED - go by train!

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Road fund licence, it was to maintain and build new roads but the treasury office saw that it was such a money spinner that they included it in general taxation. Now they use it for useless high speed train links. John 8-) >:-( (lol)
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teflon2 - 2013-08-15 8:01 PMRoad fund licence, it was to maintain and build new roads but the treasury office saw that it was such a money spinner that they included it in general taxation. Now they use it for useless high speed train links. John 8-) >:-( (lol)

 

Yes RFL thought the other titles were the PC version of Tax until the pips squeek.

 

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Symbol Owner - 2013-08-15 12:32 PM

 

Maybe, Dave -- it looks as though they will have to be MOT'd soon -- a 'good thing' I deem.

 

Colin.

 

I think you will find that most caravans are already checked once a year by a professional engineer. Not only the habitation is checked but also the wheels, brakes, tyres and coupling head, so basically it is already being done. What the EU will do is make a reasonable cost a much more expensive one.

 

Although there are accidents involving caravans, and I accept some should not be on the road, in the main they are relatively rare and one could say the same about any vehicle type.

 

Of course if you wish to demand 'road usage tax' from cyclists then i assume horses will also be included and sooner or later mobility scooters will have to be included. Then of course every pedestrian crossing the road will need insurance cover. I jest but do not believe the EU will stop at anything that allows them control and money.

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