It looks as if it is time to pronounce the last rites for pay as you drive charging.

Good. We are already taxed according to the efficiency of our cars and the distance we drive them through fuel duty. Thankfully, we may now escape being tracked wherever we go.

read more | digg story

Update: But it appears New Labour have little interest in what people want:

The crushing rejection of a congestion charging scheme by voters in Manchester has failed to halt the Government’s determination to press ahead with technology trials for national road pricing.

Within hours of the referendum results being declared, the Department for Transport said it would press ahead with development of the costly series of studies which would underpin a pay-as-you-drive scheme, which could see motorists paying up to £1.30 a mile to drive in the rush hour.

Comments are closed.