Road pricing

Road pricing petition hits 150,000

Last Tuesday I reported on the road pricing e-petition at the Number 10 website. Since then the numbers have doubled and the petition is due to hit 150,000 about now. It has put on 20,000 since yesterday.

Right now the tally stands at 149,125. The hunting lobby is extremely well organised and active and they only got 16,831 signatures for their petition. This petition will be beating them by a factor of 10 by tomorrow at this rate.


If you don’t want to pay a whole new tax that just gets spent on dumb computers and pen pushers then follow the link.

5 replies on “Road pricing petition hits 150,000”

It has over 300,000 now and will go over the 500,000 next week.

Surely it is time the government realised the strength of feeling here. This is as much about the government’s attitude to population control and waste as roads. Whoever would have thought ten years ago we would have to fight a government who were determined to track our movements and use vast sums of our money to do so.

We already have a perfectly good form of road usage tax in the fuel duty. It rewards those who choose economical, low emission cars and penalises those who drive large thirsty vehicles. It also costs very little to administer.

The scheme proposed by the government will cost billions to introduce and administer, and for what? People do not sit on congested roads because they enjoy it, they do so because they have little option. Charging them £1.34 a mile is just not right. Of course, the government do get the added advantage of being able to track every move you make. George Orwell was about 25 years early.


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