Stop Road Pricing

Here at Mobile Business towers we don’t normally get involved in politics, it’s all a bit boring, everyone’s as bad as each other, and there’s not enough gadgets, but we feel so strongly about this that we had to add our voice.

There is a government proposal to introduce road pricing within five years, and do away with road tax and maybe fuel duty. The theory behind road pricing is a simple one, you pay more when you use your car more and when you drive through congested areas.

Road users will supposedly have to fork out for a tracking device at about £200, and then pay per mile depending on where and when they go. A recent BBC study showed the lowest monthly bill was £28 for a rural florist and the most expensive was £194 for a delivery driver. A non working Mum who used the car to take the kids to school paid £86 in one month.

The government has said the highest possible charges for some areas such as the South East and London could be as much as £1.30 per mile.

On top of this massive increase in tax, you will be tracked. Somebody will know where you are at all times, bringing an end to Webmonkey #5’s stalking of his ex-girlfriend. They will also know how fast you have been going, so even if you accidentally creep over a speed limit you can expect a NIP with your monthly bill.

The good thing about living in a democracy is that we can put a stop to this kind of thing, and all through the marvel that is the internet. Click on the link below to add your name to an official petition to put an end to this.

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/traveltax/

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