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The original principle behind VED was actually for the vehicle being licensed to contribute to repairing the roads it would be damaging through its use (as well as building new infrastructure)...
Quite a 'radical' idea now though isn't it???
This is one of the reasons why motorbikes traditionally paid less tax than a car.
So to say they should be the same isn't really very fair.
On that basis, pedal cycles should be taxed also, they use the roads, and the person pedalling will emit more CO2 (by breathing more deeply through exertion), than they would by walking.
Where do we stop?
Noel, its not often I'll say this - but I agree wholeheartedly with your point of view on this! (must be blue snow coming down somewhere
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater