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Is there any such thing as 'road tax'?

 

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1. Tourer
 
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0% (0 votes)
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0% (0 votes)
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0% (0 votes)
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86% (6 votes)
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0% (0 votes)
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0% (0 votes)
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Is there any such thing as 'road tax'?

Is there any such thing as 'road tax'?By Roger Harrabin BBC environment analyst, driver and cyclist; From the BBC News Website http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23694438

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23694438

"Cyclists often report that aggressive motorists justify their behaviour on the basis that they alone pay "road tax". But there is no such thing."

"But road tax was abolished in 1937 and replaced by Vehicle Excise Duty.

This is a tax on cars, not roads, and it goes straight into the general Treasury fund. Many government agencies have now started calling VED "car tax" but it might be classified as a pollution tax, since it's now based on the size of engine and emissions. Ultra-low emissions vehicles are exempted."