August 10, 2022

All cars can be fitted with tracking devices that monitor where and when they are driven as part of major vehicle changes. Taxed.

A parliamentary committee has said that black boxes – or telematics – devices are the only viable way to implement a new type of road pricing tax.

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It suggests a Salary per mail The road pricing method is used to maintain revenue from drivers and says vehicle tracking devices are the best way to enforce it fairly.

The black box system can charge different amounts depending on where and when the car is driven (Photo by Jack Taylor / Getty Images)

These devices will track how many miles the car travels, as well as times and locations, and transmit this real-time data to a “pricing mechanism” that allows charges to vary depending on usage.

In its report, the committee said: “If motoring taxation is linked to the use of the road, the committee does not see any viable alternative to the telematics-based road pricing system.”

The report also warns that no system using telematics pays drivers more than they currently do, and unfairly treats high-mileage drivers or those in rural areas who rely on their cars. But don’t hit.

It states: “Telecommunication technology-based road pricing for the government on high-mileage drivers, such as road holiers and in rural communities, and on the least able drivers to adapt to the rising cost of motoring. The potential impact of the car should be considered. “

It also said the government needs to look at how technology could affect driver behavior and its broader policies on air quality, congestion, public transport and public health.

The government wants to ban the sale of all petrol and diesel cars by 2030, and the committee’s report warns that the loss of revenue from fuel duty and vehicle excise duty will severely hurt finances. VED is calculated on emissions and EVs are currently exempt from charges.

The chairman of the committee, Hugh Merriman, said the UK was facing a £ 35 billion black hole in finances unless the government took action.

“That’s 4% of the total tax. Of that, only £ 7 billion goes back to the streets. Schools and hospitals could be affected if drivers don’t continue to pay.”

“We need to talk about road prices.

“Modern technology can provide a national road pricing scheme that increases travel costs based on the quantity of the road, and the type of vehicle used.

“Net zero emissions should not mean zero tax revenue.”

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