Cutting down on the number of road users

This is going to sound a bit draconian and I can hardly believe I'm about to write this. There are a huge number of vehicles on the road that are only used for very short journeys where public transport or (dare I say) walking would be as effective. The problem is that we are being squeezed on prices of vehicles, price of fuel, increased congestion. It hurts but we soon adjust to the pain. What we need is a system where people have to make a deliberate and life changing committment to own and run a car, and they need to make this committment every year.

What I propose is that the government take all tax off of fuel and abolish the road fund license. Instead, replace it with a single "Personal Transport Tax" and a "Commercial Transport Tax" of approximately £10,000 per year and £15,000 per year respectively. For those road users whose business and livelihood depends on their vehicle, there wouldbe a break-even point of say 25,000 for personal vehicles and 35,000 per year for commercial vehicles where their motoring under this new scheme costs about the same as it did under the old scheme. Therefore, people who NEED to use vehicles will be largely unaffected.

However, the rest of us would need to make a decision every year – "Will I get £10,000 worth of use out my vehicle this year?" Most will agree that they will not. You can get a lot of taxis, buses and trains for £10,000 per year. This will drive more people and more money ontoi the public transport system and we can stop subsidizing them with tax payers money. Where there is more money in public transport, competition will appear driving the service quality up. Everyone's a winner. Personnaly, if I had to make that decision right now, I could only justify having one car and that one car does about 40,000 miles per year. The other car would have to go. I think a lot of people would feel the same way.

Why is this idea important?

This is going to sound a bit draconian and I can hardly believe I'm about to write this. There are a huge number of vehicles on the road that are only used for very short journeys where public transport or (dare I say) walking would be as effective. The problem is that we are being squeezed on prices of vehicles, price of fuel, increased congestion. It hurts but we soon adjust to the pain. What we need is a system where people have to make a deliberate and life changing committment to own and run a car, and they need to make this committment every year.

What I propose is that the government take all tax off of fuel and abolish the road fund license. Instead, replace it with a single "Personal Transport Tax" and a "Commercial Transport Tax" of approximately £10,000 per year and £15,000 per year respectively. For those road users whose business and livelihood depends on their vehicle, there wouldbe a break-even point of say 25,000 for personal vehicles and 35,000 per year for commercial vehicles where their motoring under this new scheme costs about the same as it did under the old scheme. Therefore, people who NEED to use vehicles will be largely unaffected.

However, the rest of us would need to make a decision every year – "Will I get £10,000 worth of use out my vehicle this year?" Most will agree that they will not. You can get a lot of taxis, buses and trains for £10,000 per year. This will drive more people and more money ontoi the public transport system and we can stop subsidizing them with tax payers money. Where there is more money in public transport, competition will appear driving the service quality up. Everyone's a winner. Personnaly, if I had to make that decision right now, I could only justify having one car and that one car does about 40,000 miles per year. The other car would have to go. I think a lot of people would feel the same way.

road fund licence

given the fact that the police, traffic wardens, and any other enforcement agency has access to the tax, insurance, and MOT details of all cars in the UK, why is it necessary to display a tax disc in a windscreen, and more to the point,why is failure to display the disc an offence? Surely if no paperwork needed to be issued, there would be a considerable saving

regards

 

steve williams

Why is this idea important?

given the fact that the police, traffic wardens, and any other enforcement agency has access to the tax, insurance, and MOT details of all cars in the UK, why is it necessary to display a tax disc in a windscreen, and more to the point,why is failure to display the disc an offence? Surely if no paperwork needed to be issued, there would be a considerable saving

regards

 

steve williams

Reduce road tax for historic cars to 25 years

Currently you dont have to pay road tax on any car if it was built before 1st Jan 1973 !! I own a 1979 MGB roadster and probably do around 500-1000 miles a year in as its old and needs a lot more attension but because it was built in 1979 i have to pay £180 every year to allow me to drive it on the road.

I have another car to get to work and that to costs me another £180 a year, I can't drive both at the same time, and due to the increasing costs of life my pride in joy may have to be sold as I can't afford to keep it.

 

Why is this idea important?

Currently you dont have to pay road tax on any car if it was built before 1st Jan 1973 !! I own a 1979 MGB roadster and probably do around 500-1000 miles a year in as its old and needs a lot more attension but because it was built in 1979 i have to pay £180 every year to allow me to drive it on the road.

I have another car to get to work and that to costs me another £180 a year, I can't drive both at the same time, and due to the increasing costs of life my pride in joy may have to be sold as I can't afford to keep it.

 

Out of date paper tax disc on a taxed vehicle

Currently you can renew your tax disc on line. If it fails to arrive on time or gets stolen or lost in the post you can get a replacement. However if the current disc has expired you cannot use the vehicle on the road, not because its not taxed, but because you are not displaying a current disc , until the new disc arrives.

It should be an offence to have a vehicle on the road if its not taxed not if the tax disc displayed is out of date.

The tax status can be checked by the authorities, on line, in seconds using the registarion number rather than relying on a bit of paper in the windscreen.

The current law means if your disc is stolen you can be fined but the person who has stolen it and is using it on an untaxed  vehicle isn't.

Why is this idea important?

Currently you can renew your tax disc on line. If it fails to arrive on time or gets stolen or lost in the post you can get a replacement. However if the current disc has expired you cannot use the vehicle on the road, not because its not taxed, but because you are not displaying a current disc , until the new disc arrives.

It should be an offence to have a vehicle on the road if its not taxed not if the tax disc displayed is out of date.

The tax status can be checked by the authorities, on line, in seconds using the registarion number rather than relying on a bit of paper in the windscreen.

The current law means if your disc is stolen you can be fined but the person who has stolen it and is using it on an untaxed  vehicle isn't.

Make SORN a one-time action, i.e do not require renewal

It's not so long since a car was assumed to be off the road if the road tax was not renewed, & enforement against violators was based on police seeing cars with no road tax disc.Now you have to make a SORN declaration and renew it every year. This means you have to register a privately owned, unused vehicle every year, albeit free of charge. If you forget, you are classed alongside road tax evaders. Why not go back to assuming a car is off the road if road tax is not renewed, and only taking enforcement action if evidence is obtained that the car is used on public roads, OR, as a compromise, make the SORN permanent until the car is retaxed.

Why is this idea important?

It's not so long since a car was assumed to be off the road if the road tax was not renewed, & enforement against violators was based on police seeing cars with no road tax disc.Now you have to make a SORN declaration and renew it every year. This means you have to register a privately owned, unused vehicle every year, albeit free of charge. If you forget, you are classed alongside road tax evaders. Why not go back to assuming a car is off the road if road tax is not renewed, and only taking enforcement action if evidence is obtained that the car is used on public roads, OR, as a compromise, make the SORN permanent until the car is retaxed.

Car insurance: third party risks: fixed price

Establish a fixed cost for third party insurance and link the cost to the annual road fund licence.  It means all drivers are automatically insured for the legal minimum, and it stops the insurance companies ripping drivers off for something they are legally obliged to buy.

Why is this idea important?

Establish a fixed cost for third party insurance and link the cost to the annual road fund licence.  It means all drivers are automatically insured for the legal minimum, and it stops the insurance companies ripping drivers off for something they are legally obliged to buy.

Road Tax & Uninsured drivers

In some countries, notably Australia, the Vehicle Duty includes a component for a compulsory third party insurance. This means that all taxed vehicles are automatically covered for third party liability, and that comprensive insurance cover is not legally required.

The advantage of this system is;

– the system to control /sieze untaxed vehicles is established

– the expensive IT projects integrating the insurance industry databases with VOSA and the DVLA can be binned. These departments could be streamlined

– compulsory premiums will drop hugely because we wont be subsiding losses to uninsured drivers

Naturally this will be opposed by the vested interests in the insurance industry, but the coalition government needs to decide where it's loyalty lies

Why is this idea important?

In some countries, notably Australia, the Vehicle Duty includes a component for a compulsory third party insurance. This means that all taxed vehicles are automatically covered for third party liability, and that comprensive insurance cover is not legally required.

The advantage of this system is;

– the system to control /sieze untaxed vehicles is established

– the expensive IT projects integrating the insurance industry databases with VOSA and the DVLA can be binned. These departments could be streamlined

– compulsory premiums will drop hugely because we wont be subsiding losses to uninsured drivers

Naturally this will be opposed by the vested interests in the insurance industry, but the coalition government needs to decide where it's loyalty lies

Bikes should be registered and cyclists taxed and insured

Cyclists should have to pay road tax and insurance like everyone else.
Give them a number plate, so they can tracked when they cause accidents.
Force them to be insured so they can pay if they cause the injury and death of others through their poor cycling
Catch them on camera and issue fines if they run red lights or cycle on the pavement
Too many times we have elderly people and children injured by cyclists hurtling along pavements

The same should apply to mobility vehicles – they need number plates and should be taxed and insured. My wife was injured in a shop by being run into with one by an elderly person who used it as a battering ram. Who will enforce the law against speeding at over 3mph by mobility vehicles on the pavement if they are not taxed and registered? It is impossible without knowing who the driver is, and their address.

Why is this idea important?

Cyclists should have to pay road tax and insurance like everyone else.
Give them a number plate, so they can tracked when they cause accidents.
Force them to be insured so they can pay if they cause the injury and death of others through their poor cycling
Catch them on camera and issue fines if they run red lights or cycle on the pavement
Too many times we have elderly people and children injured by cyclists hurtling along pavements

The same should apply to mobility vehicles – they need number plates and should be taxed and insured. My wife was injured in a shop by being run into with one by an elderly person who used it as a battering ram. Who will enforce the law against speeding at over 3mph by mobility vehicles on the pavement if they are not taxed and registered? It is impossible without knowing who the driver is, and their address.

Tax Foreign Vehicle’s on our roads.

With our HGV's paying on average £8000 per year to travel on our roads. Why do foreign HGV's not have to pay a penny in Excise duty to travel on our roads. Our Lorries have to pay tolls abroad. Making foreign HGV's pay vehicle excise duty, this will put billions in the coffers, and give our transport system a level footing with foreign competetors.

Dont stop there, tax all cars too. why should a foreign worker, bringing their own vehicle's into this country be exempt from paying road fund licence? Every one else has to pay this tax.

Why is this idea important?

With our HGV's paying on average £8000 per year to travel on our roads. Why do foreign HGV's not have to pay a penny in Excise duty to travel on our roads. Our Lorries have to pay tolls abroad. Making foreign HGV's pay vehicle excise duty, this will put billions in the coffers, and give our transport system a level footing with foreign competetors.

Dont stop there, tax all cars too. why should a foreign worker, bringing their own vehicle's into this country be exempt from paying road fund licence? Every one else has to pay this tax.

Scrap Road Tax – add to fuel duty

Road tax should be scrapped. The annual income from the tax (minus the cost of administering the system – it would enable significant efficiency savings to be made) can be divided by the expected annual total number of litres of fuel sold. By doing this, those that drive more pay more (making it fairer) and those that have the most polluting vehicles still pay more.

Why is this idea important?

Road tax should be scrapped. The annual income from the tax (minus the cost of administering the system – it would enable significant efficiency savings to be made) can be divided by the expected annual total number of litres of fuel sold. By doing this, those that drive more pay more (making it fairer) and those that have the most polluting vehicles still pay more.

Abolish car tax

Abolish car tax and put the tax onto fuel instead. Too many untaxed vehicles are being driven on our roads and this is a 100% guaranteed way to eradicate this issue and make it fairer for all.  Those who use and therefore damage roads more pay the most! Those who use their vehicles less pay less.

Why is this idea important?

Abolish car tax and put the tax onto fuel instead. Too many untaxed vehicles are being driven on our roads and this is a 100% guaranteed way to eradicate this issue and make it fairer for all.  Those who use and therefore damage roads more pay the most! Those who use their vehicles less pay less.

replace road tax with fuel use tax – charge fuel tax on lorries entering the uk.

The extreme cost of collecting road tax can be abolished by a small increase in fuel tax. The savings can offset the tax increase. Every one would pay according to their usage. The heavy and insfficient would pay much more than the frugal.. This would remove the nonsence of tax bands etc.

Don't worry about electric cars just yet because tax on electricity is currently adequate and will certainly increase to replace any fuel revenue decline.

Also, lorries entering the uk would have to declare their fuel content and pay an appropiate tax. This would remove the advantage to foreign hauliers who avoid paying to repair our roads. It would  raise revenue according to the damage these lorries cause.

This is so simple and win-win.

Why is this idea important?

The extreme cost of collecting road tax can be abolished by a small increase in fuel tax. The savings can offset the tax increase. Every one would pay according to their usage. The heavy and insfficient would pay much more than the frugal.. This would remove the nonsence of tax bands etc.

Don't worry about electric cars just yet because tax on electricity is currently adequate and will certainly increase to replace any fuel revenue decline.

Also, lorries entering the uk would have to declare their fuel content and pay an appropiate tax. This would remove the advantage to foreign hauliers who avoid paying to repair our roads. It would  raise revenue according to the damage these lorries cause.

This is so simple and win-win.

Stop Impounding Cars with Marginally Out of Date Road Tax

Stop Impounding Cars with Marginally Out of Date Road Tax

Only impound for real safety reasons – and dispense with virtually all impounders (who are probably contractors on an incentive scheme to cause disproportionate misery anyway). If you must have roadtax collect it some other way – and inextremis clamp initially not impound. 

Spur for writing – On 30/6/10 a smallish car (not ours) was taken away from outside our house because it only had an "0510" tax disc.

PS why does one have to register to get on this site – just more bureaucracy. What did that cost?

Why is this idea important?

Stop Impounding Cars with Marginally Out of Date Road Tax

Only impound for real safety reasons – and dispense with virtually all impounders (who are probably contractors on an incentive scheme to cause disproportionate misery anyway). If you must have roadtax collect it some other way – and inextremis clamp initially not impound. 

Spur for writing – On 30/6/10 a smallish car (not ours) was taken away from outside our house because it only had an "0510" tax disc.

PS why does one have to register to get on this site – just more bureaucracy. What did that cost?

Motorists – we are hounded

As motorists we are persecuted.  We pay high road tax which has been further exacerbated by the tax being levied against the type of the vehicle you drive – crazy – we all use the roads whichever vehicle we use.  We are targetted continually, the speed cameras that are put are not there to save lives they are there to generate revenue for the police, we should all be insured to drive our vehicles and I do agree that motorists that are not insured should be penalised but law abiding citizens are targetted.  I would hate to have a serious accident because the result would probably mean I would be in prison.  They are called accidents because they are exactly that.  We have a blame cultural in the UK and it has to stop.   The tax on petrol must be cut, I know we owe £169 billion but if the price of petrol came down then automatically everything wlse would which would mean there will be more money in everyone's pocket so helping the economy.

Why is this idea important?

As motorists we are persecuted.  We pay high road tax which has been further exacerbated by the tax being levied against the type of the vehicle you drive – crazy – we all use the roads whichever vehicle we use.  We are targetted continually, the speed cameras that are put are not there to save lives they are there to generate revenue for the police, we should all be insured to drive our vehicles and I do agree that motorists that are not insured should be penalised but law abiding citizens are targetted.  I would hate to have a serious accident because the result would probably mean I would be in prison.  They are called accidents because they are exactly that.  We have a blame cultural in the UK and it has to stop.   The tax on petrol must be cut, I know we owe £169 billion but if the price of petrol came down then automatically everything wlse would which would mean there will be more money in everyone's pocket so helping the economy.

Remove road tax and place mot badge on windscreens

The cost of administering the road tax, police wasting time on road tax evasion, court costs. Administrative costs can all be stopped at once. By adding it to the fuel duty as a quite specific road tax duty clearly identified in the cost.   The heavy road users and gas guzzling vehicles would pay most. The ones that don't use the car a lot would pay less far fairer.

This will lead to more innovation towards cheaper cleaner fuels more efficient vehicles marketed towards the high vehicle usage business.

Foreign truck drivers could then be made to pay more of their fair share that have allowed them to undercut our industry. This can be achieved by ensuring that when they bring vehicles over British boarders that their fuel tanks are no greater than 1/4 full of fuel, which ensure that they must fill up in the UK and contribute.

Tax sticker replaced by MOT sticker on front of vehicle which if not visible would earn a ticket.

Trucks to be PSV'd  TWICE yearly ensuring their road worthiness.

Do the sums, massive savings to be made by doing this

Why is this idea important?

The cost of administering the road tax, police wasting time on road tax evasion, court costs. Administrative costs can all be stopped at once. By adding it to the fuel duty as a quite specific road tax duty clearly identified in the cost.   The heavy road users and gas guzzling vehicles would pay most. The ones that don't use the car a lot would pay less far fairer.

This will lead to more innovation towards cheaper cleaner fuels more efficient vehicles marketed towards the high vehicle usage business.

Foreign truck drivers could then be made to pay more of their fair share that have allowed them to undercut our industry. This can be achieved by ensuring that when they bring vehicles over British boarders that their fuel tanks are no greater than 1/4 full of fuel, which ensure that they must fill up in the UK and contribute.

Tax sticker replaced by MOT sticker on front of vehicle which if not visible would earn a ticket.

Trucks to be PSV'd  TWICE yearly ensuring their road worthiness.

Do the sums, massive savings to be made by doing this

Abolition of SORN and preferably also the TAX disc

Abolishing Tax Disc ( and SORN)


Replace the VED disc with MOT disc, the drop in revenue is replaced by increases in fuel duty,  the MOTs are registered at DVLA instead so the function of vehicle registration is still maintained, there would probably need be a small fee for the MOT disc but just to cover processing costs. This idea is based on the premise that a MOT rather than VED is a better and fairer indication of a car’s fitness to be on the road. In conjunction with this, the insidious SORN requirement (which in principle assumes all vehicle owners are guilty unless they declare themselves innocent, the crime being the that of depriving HMG of some money see 5. ) is also abolished.


The advantages are many:

  1. Stops people being criminals just for having an untaxed car parked in their drive.
  2. Any car without a MOT disc could be immediately removed from the road as being potentially unsafe, with a few special exceptions e.g. unless awaiting MOT etc.
  3. People caught driving an un-MOT’d car could be driving an unsafe vehicle, legally more ethical than being prosecuted for doing HMC&E out of a few quid.
  4. Having an MOT disc in car means people would be unlikely to forget when the MOT is due. (it does genuinely happen)
  5. Declaring SORN would no longer be required, thus removing the crime of ‘not declaring SORN’ and reducing the load on the police force. This law as it stands effectively amounts to car owners having to declare themselves to be innocent or DVLA will declare them guilty by default. I think if someone decided to challenge SORN, especially in the European human rights court, HMG might be batting on a sticky wicket.
  6. Increases incentive for people to have a second small car (possibly electric) for short distances, especially if third party car insurance is on the driver not the car, a + for environment and also the car trade.
  7. Cuts down a certain amount of bureaucracy thus saving taxpayers money.
  8. Foreign vehicles don’t get away with not having to pay VED

BAR-CODES – Anti-fraud. Every MOT disc would have a unique bar-coded serial number including the car reg which could be easily scanned and checked with hand held scanners, these could carry a database which would instantly check the validity of code against vehicle, newly registered vehicles not yet on data base would have details saved & checked next time scanner is updated (See section ‘Why is your idea important?’  – Appendix 2 also )

Why is this idea important?

Abolishing Tax Disc ( and SORN)


Replace the VED disc with MOT disc, the drop in revenue is replaced by increases in fuel duty,  the MOTs are registered at DVLA instead so the function of vehicle registration is still maintained, there would probably need be a small fee for the MOT disc but just to cover processing costs. This idea is based on the premise that a MOT rather than VED is a better and fairer indication of a car’s fitness to be on the road. In conjunction with this, the insidious SORN requirement (which in principle assumes all vehicle owners are guilty unless they declare themselves innocent, the crime being the that of depriving HMG of some money see 5. ) is also abolished.


The advantages are many:

  1. Stops people being criminals just for having an untaxed car parked in their drive.
  2. Any car without a MOT disc could be immediately removed from the road as being potentially unsafe, with a few special exceptions e.g. unless awaiting MOT etc.
  3. People caught driving an un-MOT’d car could be driving an unsafe vehicle, legally more ethical than being prosecuted for doing HMC&E out of a few quid.
  4. Having an MOT disc in car means people would be unlikely to forget when the MOT is due. (it does genuinely happen)
  5. Declaring SORN would no longer be required, thus removing the crime of ‘not declaring SORN’ and reducing the load on the police force. This law as it stands effectively amounts to car owners having to declare themselves to be innocent or DVLA will declare them guilty by default. I think if someone decided to challenge SORN, especially in the European human rights court, HMG might be batting on a sticky wicket.
  6. Increases incentive for people to have a second small car (possibly electric) for short distances, especially if third party car insurance is on the driver not the car, a + for environment and also the car trade.
  7. Cuts down a certain amount of bureaucracy thus saving taxpayers money.
  8. Foreign vehicles don’t get away with not having to pay VED

BAR-CODES – Anti-fraud. Every MOT disc would have a unique bar-coded serial number including the car reg which could be easily scanned and checked with hand held scanners, these could carry a database which would instantly check the validity of code against vehicle, newly registered vehicles not yet on data base would have details saved & checked next time scanner is updated (See section ‘Why is your idea important?’  – Appendix 2 also )

Scrap Road Tax

Scrap Road Tax and generate the same revenue through taxation of fuel or car insurance or MOT fees.

Save loads of money by removing all the administration and bits of paper and people necessary administering the road system.  The same revenue could be obtained through other existing mechanisms.

Collect via fuel: means people who use their car only a little pay less and they are burning fewer resources and emitting lower greenhouse gasses.  Whilst those who use their car a lot are contributing more as they are burning more of the world's resources and emitting more greenhouse gasses.

Collect via insurance:  Either a fixed additional fee collected or a percentage of the premium.  Percentage of the premium would further reward careful drivers with small economical cars.  Additionally it avoids the need for anybody to check the car is insured on the day the "tax" is purchased as it is purchased with insurance (i.e. automatic).

Collect via MOT: again avoids the need to check the MOT certificate as the tax is automatic with the MOT certificate.

Why is this idea important?

Scrap Road Tax and generate the same revenue through taxation of fuel or car insurance or MOT fees.

Save loads of money by removing all the administration and bits of paper and people necessary administering the road system.  The same revenue could be obtained through other existing mechanisms.

Collect via fuel: means people who use their car only a little pay less and they are burning fewer resources and emitting lower greenhouse gasses.  Whilst those who use their car a lot are contributing more as they are burning more of the world's resources and emitting more greenhouse gasses.

Collect via insurance:  Either a fixed additional fee collected or a percentage of the premium.  Percentage of the premium would further reward careful drivers with small economical cars.  Additionally it avoids the need for anybody to check the car is insured on the day the "tax" is purchased as it is purchased with insurance (i.e. automatic).

Collect via MOT: again avoids the need to check the MOT certificate as the tax is automatic with the MOT certificate.

Road Tax To Be Put On Petrol

Road Tax To Be Put On Petrol

No one will be able to avoid not paying Road Tax any more as the people need petrol to run their cars. 

Even working on the current banding using the engine size, for example the 4×4 need more petrol so will be paying more tax when they fill up at the pumps.

Why is this idea important?

Road Tax To Be Put On Petrol

No one will be able to avoid not paying Road Tax any more as the people need petrol to run their cars. 

Even working on the current banding using the engine size, for example the 4×4 need more petrol so will be paying more tax when they fill up at the pumps.

ABOLISH ROAD TAX

Get Rid of Road Tax and increase the prices at the Petrol Station by a couple of spenced per litre, this would allow fair usage for people that use there cars more often, and people that don't use there car as often.

Why should people have to pay road tax for 6 months or a year, if they hardly use the vehicle.

 

Why is this idea important?

Get Rid of Road Tax and increase the prices at the Petrol Station by a couple of spenced per litre, this would allow fair usage for people that use there cars more often, and people that don't use there car as often.

Why should people have to pay road tax for 6 months or a year, if they hardly use the vehicle.

 

Road Tax and Driving Legislation.

Idea 1:   Dispose of Road Tax and add the use of roads to the cost of fuel.

A fairer system which will:

a)  Dispose of many Civil Servants who are involved in issuing Tax Registartion, etc.

b)  Will ensure those who use the roads the most will pay more duty.

c)  Will reduce Police time and manpower to monitor if vehiles are road taxed.

d)  Long term will produce more tax revenue.

Etc, etc.

 

Idea 2:   Create all Insurers to create a Disc, as per road tax disc, with every Motor Insurance Policy issued.

The disc is then to be posted in the vehicle window as current Road Tax Disc.

a)   Will ensure no Insurance dodgers.

b)  Will reduce the chance of uninsured being involved in accidents.

c)  Will reduce Police time to check if vehicles insured.

Etc, etc.

Both above ideas will release Police manpower and to enble the serious issues of policing and crime to be better addressed. Police on the beat, serious crime having time dedicated to it, etc.

Why is this idea important?

Idea 1:   Dispose of Road Tax and add the use of roads to the cost of fuel.

A fairer system which will:

a)  Dispose of many Civil Servants who are involved in issuing Tax Registartion, etc.

b)  Will ensure those who use the roads the most will pay more duty.

c)  Will reduce Police time and manpower to monitor if vehiles are road taxed.

d)  Long term will produce more tax revenue.

Etc, etc.

 

Idea 2:   Create all Insurers to create a Disc, as per road tax disc, with every Motor Insurance Policy issued.

The disc is then to be posted in the vehicle window as current Road Tax Disc.

a)   Will ensure no Insurance dodgers.

b)  Will reduce the chance of uninsured being involved in accidents.

c)  Will reduce Police time to check if vehicles insured.

Etc, etc.

Both above ideas will release Police manpower and to enble the serious issues of policing and crime to be better addressed. Police on the beat, serious crime having time dedicated to it, etc.

Simplify Road Tax

Instead of the redundant emissions based tax bands, have only 3 bands of road tax – Urban, suburban and rural based on where the car is registered as being owned (the address they send your speeding fine).

Higher tax rate for urban areas and lowest rate for urban areas. The bands will be defined by the county council and also the rates, within a range set by the government.

The county council then chooses how to use the tax revenue to improve the counties roads.

Why is this idea important?

Instead of the redundant emissions based tax bands, have only 3 bands of road tax – Urban, suburban and rural based on where the car is registered as being owned (the address they send your speeding fine).

Higher tax rate for urban areas and lowest rate for urban areas. The bands will be defined by the county council and also the rates, within a range set by the government.

The county council then chooses how to use the tax revenue to improve the counties roads.