Re: DFT says bikes and cars on the same roads is doomed to fail
- From: "The Medway Handyman" <davidlang@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2010 19:23:35 +0100
On 30 Sep, 20:39, Matt B <matt.bou...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 30/09/2010 08:28, Doug wrote:I am glad you agree that it is part of history and not current and
On 29 Sep, 22:11, Matt B<matt.bou...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 29/09/2010 21:54, gary2006uk wrote:
history question.when was road tax abolished?.
It never has been abolished.
Yes it has. The term 'road tax' no longer applies, instead there is
Vehicle Excise Duty, which is completely different.
No the tax commonly known as the "road tax" still exists. Was it ever
/officially/ called "road tax" rather than a duty? I don't think so.
The tax has been levied as a duty since long before the days that it
was used to buy a "road fund licence" ("tax disc") to feed the "road
fund", and that did not change after 1936 - since when its proceeds
have been put directly into the general pot - and the official name
of the tax disc changed to "vehicle licence".
Take a look at the definition in the free online dictionary from
You can't expunge our cultural history and deny the meaning of
commonly used and understood English terms and phrases to suit your
your source does not give dates anyway for the old road fund.
There is no longer a road fund because roads are now financed out of
general taxation. Driver pay VED for the privilege of using their
dangerous machines on public roads while putting lives at risk..
1 fatality in 120,000,000 miles driven isn't dangerous.
Dave - intelligent enough to realise that a push bike, like a skateboard, is
a kid's toy, not a viable form of transport.
- Prev by Date: Re: Should pedestrians pay road tax?
- Next by Date: Re: Police fine 900 drivers in London crackdown
- Previous by thread: Re: DFT says bikes and cars on the same roads is doomed to fail
- Next by thread: another town having trouble with law breakin cyclists