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Petition to stop road charging

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1d, 1m agoPosted 1 decade, 1 month ago
Copied from another forum, but this kind of stuff just really annoys me, this is an official number 10 petition as seen by the web address.

"The governments 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 Mum 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 you can expect an NIP with your monthly bill.

If you care about our freedoms and stopping the constant bashing of the Car/Van/Bike User, please sign the petition on No 10's new website: "

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/traveltax/http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/traveltax/
grdesign Avatar
1d, 1m agoPosted 1 decade, 1 month ago
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#1
I wish they are joking...

Also, heard that my local Funeral director is selling a horse driven carriage :roll:
#2
The driver will become the target for more and more tax rises.

On the M27 and M3 they are errecting enormous electronic text signs at the cost of half a million pounds each. They are supposed to give warnings of traffic accidents and jams but it is so obvious that they are also set up for monitoring and charging drivers who use the motorways. There are also smaller signs on the verges of the city exit roads.

Meanwhile the public transport services deteriorate.
#3
Public transport is not bad in London (know there are some who will disagree). Although Ken Livingsone is a semi-dictator, he has done a wonderful job improving public transport in the last few years.
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[SIZE=2]As palspal says, we need a massive investment in public transport before asking us to get rid off the car. This wont happen because the true intention of the Govt is to force us to use the Car and charge us.[/SIZE]
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This is f*cking ridicoulous!
Im seriously hating how much i pay to drive as it is.
#5
It not just the use of the Car they want us to do, lobbyists and various corporations want us to continue using Petrol over any other fuel too.
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#6
If we all stopped using cars/lorries etc for just a couple of days, this country would go bankrupt and the government would bend over backwards to keep us happy!

its a shame this country moans about things, but never actually gets up and does anything about it.

some people who dont live in the area may not no, but over the thames there is a bridge crossing it from essex to kent called the "queen elizabeth ii" and was built over 10 years ago now. you use this bridge going from essex over to kent, then from kent to essex you use a tunnel.

these are tolled, so you are charged various amounts to cross it depending on vechile. gordon brown said after 10 years these tolls will have paid for construction and will be removed making it free for everyone. 10 years later...

at the end of the day, i wouldnt mind paying taxes if the monmey is spent right. the government makes way too much as it is but it isnt spent properly and they keep on taking. i work for a company who sells to the government sector and you really wouldnt beleive what gets spent on nothing, we are talking 10s of millions a month across the country. thats just the stuff i no about!

he decides it makes too much money (i read about £1million a day, in cash but its probably more) and now we are all due a 50% increase in price starting 2007ish i think.

a similarthing happened in australlia and they paid the tolls in pennys, heated the coins up on the ciggerette lighters etc and just made a fuss. the government had to return prices to normal within a few days!
#7
ThePennyPincher
If we all stopped using cars/lorries etc for just a couple of days, this country would go bankrupt and the government would bend over backwards to keep us happy!

its a shame this country moans about things, but never actually gets up and does anything about it.

some people who dont live in the area may not no, but over the thames there is a bridge crossing it from essex to kent called the "queen elizabeth ii" and was built over 10 years ago now. you use this bridge going from essex over to kent, then from kent to essex you use a tunnel.

these are tolled, so you are charged various amounts to cross it depending on vechile. gordon brown said after 10 years these tolls will have paid for construction and will be removed making it free for everyone. 10 years later...

at the end of the day, i wouldnt mind paying taxes if the monmey is spent right. the government makes way too much as it is but it isnt spent properly and they keep on taking. i work for a company who sells to the government sector and you really wouldnt beleive what gets spent on nothing, we are talking 10s of millions a month across the country. thats just the stuff i no about!

he decides it makes too much money (i read about £1million a day, in cash but its probably more) and now we are all due a 50% increase in price starting 2007ish i think.

a similarthing happened in australlia and they paid the tolls in pennys, heated the coins up on the ciggerette lighters etc and just made a fuss. the government had to return prices to normal within a few days!


Try doing anything like this in france! They would stomp their feet and get it reverted back to how they want it.

If everyone can sign the petition though it would be a start. Even a million signatures is only 1.6% of the population, so to the government, that would be stating that 98.4% do want road pricing.
#8
Just a bitter thought - a million people (not signatures!) didn't stop government from starting Iraq war, so I think it is all hopeless... :(
Anyone remembering how 'Fair play on fuel' protests ended six years ago?
#9
yeh they gave in to demands for about 2 minutes and put the prices up gradually so it was less noticable haha

also now you cant protest like that now as it is classed as "terrorism"

its all a farse!

like i said if we all didnt use our cars etc for just a day or two then it would cripple the country financially. and its not illegal to not use your car
#10
It would probably make it cheaper to rent cars instead!?

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