POLL: Would a mileage-based road fee reduce car emissions?

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POLL: Would a mileage-based road fee reduce car emissions?

DRIVERS have been arguing that instead of a fixed cost for everyone, road tax should be calculated depending on distance. This website wants to know if you believe that switching from a flat charge to a mileage-based system would reduce car emissions and contribute to a cleaner society. Vote in our poll or leave a comment on this article to let us know what you think.

Mr. Josh Booth has started a petition with the government to compute road tax based on mileage because he believes the existing method is unjust.

“This fee should represent the pollution that the car emits,” he wrote.

“If I only drive once a week, I produce fewer emissions than if I drive every day, then why should I pay the same amount of road tax?”

“I have a car that I use only on weekends because I work from home and have another vehicle for commuting.

“It’s absurd that I have to pay £630 a year to drive a car only once a weekend.

“It’s more expensive than my auto insurance.”

Do you believe that road tax should be calculated depending on mileage? Vote and explain your reasoning in the comments section.

In order to enhance the quality of the air we breathe, there has been a huge effort in the last year to introduce Clean Air Zones in cities around the UK.

Vehicles that do not meet clean air requirements must pay a fee in specified Clean Air Zones.

Fees are not applied in other zones, but authorities encourage people to ride their bikes or take public transportation instead of driving.

After the Supreme Court ordered the government to make reducing high levels of nitrogen dioxide in British air a priority, this program was launched.

Exposure to outdoor pollution, which has been related to cancer, asthma, strokes, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and dementia, is estimated to be responsible for 40,000 fatalities, according to the Royal College of Physicians.

Air pollution is estimated to cost UK businesses and the NHS more than £20 billion every year, according to the report.

Mr. Booth believes that his campaign’s goal of changing the road tax structure will help to a greener future.

“Linking road taxes to mileage would also provide financial incentives for driving less, which might help cut emissions,” he said.

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