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    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanThunder View Post
    The alternative is road side boxes or on-board boxes monitoring the miles you drive to make it fairer.
    The moment that happens they know where you are, and how fast you are going!
    I’ll pay the road tax thanks!!
    Have those options been considered as alternatives? Can't say I have read up on it recently but would agree, that might be less desirable if so. The last I heard, a 30 year rolling exemption was being considered. But I can't see that ever being passed through parliament somehow.

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    I do remember reading about pay per mile schemes that talked about both options.
    The implications of such a lo-jack where they could effectively control any car with a drive by wire throttle to limit speed and even acceleration and even prevent you moving at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanThunder View Post
    I do remember reading about pay per mile schemes that talked about both options.
    The implications of such a lo-jack where they could effectively control any car with a drive by wire throttle to limit speed and even acceleration and even prevent you moving at all.
    OMG, crazy! That was probably something dreamed up by the government to make us all feel we're better off as we are lol

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    We pay tax per mile by the fuel we use. Taxed multiple times. What Tax pays for fixing pot holes?, we don't pay enough of that tax....

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    Don't know the figures but pretty sure most road tax and fuel tax etc, does not get spent on the roads! It just goes into the 'Big pot' and very little goes where you would expect it to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris68coupe View Post
    Don't know the figures but pretty sure most road tax and fuel tax etc, does not get spent on the roads! It just goes into the 'Big pot' and very little goes where you would expect it to go.
    I would agree with that! Another thing I am sure goes on is back-handers from contractors to council officials to get work on the roads approved by councils, sometimes when no work needs doing.

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    My biggest irritants are:
    1: no collaboration between depts digging up the roads. A stretch is dug up by the local water company and then a few weeks later by a telecoms company. Faults aside, pre-planned work along the same stretch is not rocket science, would minimise disruption and would prevent faulty workmanship being blamed on the other contractors. “Not me guv, didn’t touch that bit!”
    2: traffic lights that are censored to give priority to side roads. It’s a deliberate ploy to slow down traffic, make congestion seem worse than it is and add fire to the pollution lobbyists. A moving car produces less emissions that slowing/stopping/accelerators gets a car does. This utter stupidity of programming traffic lights to give green to side roads and bring the main thoroughfares to a stop is disgusting behaviour and the culprits should be prevented from holding any responsible job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanThunder View Post
    My biggest irritants are:
    1: no collaboration between depts digging up the roads. A stretch is dug up by the local water company and then a few weeks later by a telecoms company. Faults aside, pre-planned work along the same stretch is not rocket science, would minimise disruption and would prevent faulty workmanship being blamed on the other contractors. “Not me guv, didn’t touch that bit!”
    2: traffic lights that are censored to give priority to side roads. It’s a deliberate ploy to slow down traffic, make congestion seem worse than it is and add fire to the pollution lobbyists. A moving car produces less emissions that slowing/stopping/accelerators gets a car does. This utter stupidity of programming traffic lights to give green to side roads and bring the main thoroughfares to a stop is disgusting behaviour and the culprits should be prevented from holding any responsible job.
    Absolutely! I have been p####d off by both of those! (We sound like a couple of Clarksons lol).
    Seriously though, re your point 1, they will also dig up a road, and another one near by at the same time which could have served as a diversion for the first!
    And for point 2, there is a junction exactly like that near me. It's the lights by the new Sainsbury's on Hambledon Road in Waterlooville. I have come along there late at night on numerous occasions and they have stopped me when there is nothing coming from the side road. Most junctions like that can sense if a vehicle is stopped at the lights, so there is no reason for it to happen!

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    Roads that served us well when they were roundabouts They either put traffic lights on a roundanut or stuck in a cross roads with a roundabout. Both ways seem to increase traffic.

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    they put traffic lights on a roundabout near where i work[titchfield], now there are lots of accidents there
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