Protesting road taxes and government surveillance
Howard of Beautiful Britain alerted us to the Government's proposed road charging scheme which involves an unpleasant black box under your bonnet (hood, dear Americans) to track your movements wherever you go. A hefty road bill is sent to you at the end of the month, along with any charges you may have accumulated for speeding.
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.
This is the Government’s idea for cutting back on road congestion and “improving” the environment. Instead of the practical steps that could be taken, it introduces another tax to hurt workers and another method for keeping track of you.
The good news is that hundreds of thousands are signing a petition to protest. You can do that here.