Road tax’? No such thing
A few weeks ago, cycle journalist and editor, Carlton Reid, launched a new website called ipayroadtax.com to help dispel the myth that it is motorists that pay for our roads. This was born from the many comments Carlton had received while on his bike from motorists suggesting he pay to be on the road. Here is a quote from the site:
“The majority of adult cyclists own cars. Hence they pay Vehicle Excise Duty, known, inaccurately, as road tax. Winston Churchill abolished this tax in 1936. He didn’t want motorists to think a token payment gave them “ownership” of the road. Road tax doesn’t pay for the roads anyway, general and local taxation does that. The Road Fund (1909-36) only ever paid for national roads, never local ones. Paying VED gives no “right to the road” for motorists (or car-owning cyclists).”
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