View Full Version : Tax by the mile ?

11-17-2004, 04:16 AM
here's a new one! thoughts? kiss my ass ___________________________________

November 16, 2004 Times Headlines

DMV Chief Backs Tax by Mile

New appointee has advocated a levy based on how much and where motorists drive. Idea is gaining support, but privacy advocates worry.

By Robert Salladay, Times Staff Writer

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday appointed a new Department of Motor Vehicles director who has advocated taxing motorists for every mile they drive — by placing tracking devices in their cars.

The idea would mean a significant overhaul of how California collects taxes to maintain its often-crumbling roads. Under the plan, the state gas tax — now 18 cents a gallon — would be replaced with a tax on every mile traveled by each car and truck.

The notion has not been endorsed by Schwarzenegger but is gaining acceptance among transportation and budget experts. As Californians drive increasingly more fuel-efficient cars, state officials are alarmed that the gasoline tax will not raise enough money to keep up with road needs.

11-17-2004, 04:49 AM
Yeah -- heard about this crap today. Can you believe it??! Why don't we all just mail in our Visa cards and they can charge us whenever they need cash? Might as well!

11-17-2004, 05:22 AM
Unreal, my speedo dont work so how are they going to charge me.

Will there be different rates for bike & 18 wheelers. :D

11-23-2004, 04:02 AM
What pisses me off is the FACT that gas prices will not go down that 18 cents, and they know it.

Of course the whole thing pisses me off... dafinger