Slightly off topic ~ unless your an EY worker that owns a vehicle
Quotes taken from 2 business forum friends ...
The government are planning on introducing a new taxation that will involve us (drivers) buying a tracking device and paying a monthly bill according to our use.
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.
Obviously this is not just extra money (and lets face it we pay enough tax as it is) but there is also the issue that we will have all our movements tracked and someone knowing where we've been, where we go and what we do which is a serious infringement on our human rights!! Also, they will know the speed at which you are going at all times so as well as the monthly bill you could also receive a speeding fine and points on your license.
I understand not everyone would be interested in signing the petition but if you are please visit the site below!
We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Scrap the planned vehicle tracking and road pricing policy.
I have also had the unduly "pleasure" of having spoken to someone on this subject - Terence Bendixson, Secretary for the Independent Transport Commission, the a$$holes who backed the government up saying this was a "good idea".
Lets just say, I quizzed this guy, and he couldn't answer my questions, or the reasons why other possible options are not first in the list but instead Road Charging...
Anyways, when I reallly put it to him all he could say was everyone should ride a bike.
How nice... tbh its people like him which make me worried about who's running the country.
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Whilst we are all in agreement that something 'sensible needs to be done to alleviate particular road problems, this seems ludicrously unfair and indeed as Jayne states a complete and utter infringement of our privacy.
I've cast my vote Here's the Link Again