Sunday, February 11, 2007

Over 1 million sign road pricing petition

Over 1 million people have signed the petition to scrap the planned road pricing policy.

Those 1 million people will not be listened to and it’s not because Blair is an arse (that’s part of it) but it’s because transport falls under the EU. It is Directive 2004/52/EC that orders member states to start a road pricing policy. You can see the directive here.


Anonymous said...

Did I miss something here? It seems that this directive only tells member states to standardize their toll collection systems. In fact it says on page 9;

"This Directive does not affect the Member States' infrastructure charging and taxation matters."

Does this mean that it doesn't force the UK to impose toll charges, or have I miss-read it?

youdontknowme said...

It's not really a tax. They are calling it Road Pricing or other things but they are not calling it a tax.