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TAX TAX TAX
45 billion is gathered from road users each year.
6 billion is spent on roads
It doesn't stop at fuel tax. Petrol is 40p a litre, the rest is tax
Car insurance is taxed.
Your insurance is billed for national insurance costs if you are injured in a road accident, another "tax". If you injure yourself doing dangerous sports, eat to much, take drugs etc it is free.
1.1 billion a year tax is provided by speed cameras even though they have very little effect on accidents.
Vat on New cars, servicing, tyres,
There's even a tax on having your car stolen ! If the police recover it they charge you a tax of £150 to get it back.
Some misguided motorists even want the congestion charges to be brought into play more widely
A problem well stated is a problem half solved !
Currently in davesss's garage:
2002 Laguna Sports Tourer 1.8 Dynamique Moondust VF1KGOB, Fiat Siecento Micheal Schumaker, Kawasaki KLE M/Cycle and a cheap Mountain Bike.
Last edited by davesss; 9th November 2007 at 11:07 PM.