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Planned Belgian motorway tax

Planned Belgian motorway tax

Old Jan 16th 2007, 3:18 pm
  #106  
-Magda
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On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 17:09:05 +0100, in rec.travel.europe, Martin <[email protected]>
arranged some electrons, so they looked like this:


... > ... > ... Probably for the same reasons that my parents thought of doing the
... > ... > ... same in 1952.
... > ... >
... > ... >Re-reading needed!
... > ...
... > ... re-Reading?
... > ...
... > ... We rely totally on you Magda :-)
... >
... >We can't rely on your English, though. We wish.
...
... Oh no you don't, you love it.

You wish.
 
Old Jan 16th 2007, 3:53 pm
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-Martin
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On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 17:18:15 +0100, Magda <[email protected]> wrote:

>On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 17:09:05 +0100, in rec.travel.europe, Martin <[email protected]>
>arranged some electrons, so they looked like this:
>
>
> ... > ... > ... Probably for the same reasons that my parents thought of doing the
> ... > ... > ... same in 1952.
> ... > ... >
> ... > ... >Re-reading needed!
> ... > ...
> ... > ... re-Reading?
> ... > ...
> ... > ... We rely totally on you Magda :-)
> ... >
> ... >We can't rely on your English, though. We wish.
> ...
> ... Oh no you don't, you love it.
>
>You wish.

You wish.
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Old Jan 16th 2007, 4:23 pm
  #108  
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Martin <[email protected]> wrote:

> They are planning to impose pay as you drive motorway taxes that will make
> everybody else's vignettes look like trivia. On the plus side they first
> planned to do this 15 years ago.

Will Americans refuse to pay, as they do in London now?

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Old Jan 16th 2007, 7:25 pm
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On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 18:23:28 +0100, [email protected] (Mister Bartlett) wrote:

>Martin <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>> They are planning to impose pay as you drive motorway taxes that will make
>> everybody else's vignettes look like trivia. On the plus side they first
>> planned to do this 15 years ago.
>
>Will Americans refuse to pay, as they do in London now?

How does Ken L.collect from cars with foreign plates?
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Old Jan 16th 2007, 7:30 pm
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Martin <[email protected]> wrote:

> On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 18:23:28 +0100, [email protected] (Mister Bartlett) wrote:
>
> >Martin <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> >> They are planning to impose pay as you drive motorway taxes that will make
> >> everybody else's vignettes look like trivia. On the plus side they first
> >> planned to do this 15 years ago.
> >
> >Will Americans refuse to pay, as they do in London now?
>
> How does Ken L.collect from cars with foreign plates?

Wiki says:

"While drivers of foreign-licensed cars are not exempt from the charge,
the current lack of a international legal framework for the assessment
and collection of traffic fines makes enforcement and recovery
difficult. Some drivers in the UK reportedly have resorted to obtaining
foreign license plates in an attempt to evade the charge."

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Old Jan 16th 2007, 8:19 pm
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-Martin
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On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 20:30:57 +0000, [email protected] (David Horne, _the_
chancellor (*)) wrote:

>Martin <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>> On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 18:23:28 +0100, [email protected] (Mister Bartlett) wrote:
>>
>> >Martin <[email protected]> wrote:
>> >
>> >> They are planning to impose pay as you drive motorway taxes that will make
>> >> everybody else's vignettes look like trivia. On the plus side they first
>> >> planned to do this 15 years ago.
>> >
>> >Will Americans refuse to pay, as they do in London now?
>>
>> How does Ken L.collect from cars with foreign plates?
>
>Wiki says:
>
>"While drivers of foreign-licensed cars are not exempt from the charge,
>the current lack of a international legal framework for the assessment
>and collection of traffic fines makes enforcement and recovery
>difficult. Some drivers in the UK reportedly have resorted to obtaining
>foreign license plates in an attempt to evade the charge."

Summary: They don't!

Odd that the police haven;t had a purge on cars with foreign plates or have
they?

Locally they used to do it quite often, for some reason it was always the new
BMWs that were confiscated.
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Old Jan 28th 2007, 3:15 pm
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On 2007-01-15, tim..... <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>
> The more countries join the charging 'set' the less
> incentive that there is for the others to remain free
> so they will charge too.

And it will no longer be possible to look through the windshield, due to
all the stickers.

> ISTM that eventually everyone will have the 'satnav'
> box in the car that charges by the mile.

Am I the only one who thinks it's overkill to put millions of lawabiding
citizens under permanent surveillance, just to collect a road tax? If we
really were willing to do that, wouldn't it make more sense to put a
transmitter on known criminals, to reduce crime?
 
Old Jan 28th 2007, 8:14 pm
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"Jesper Lauridsen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]. ..
> On 2007-01-15, tim..... <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>>
>> The more countries join the charging 'set' the less
>> incentive that there is for the others to remain free
>> so they will charge too.
>
> And it will no longer be possible to look through the windshield, due to
> all the stickers.
>
>> ISTM that eventually everyone will have the 'satnav'
>> box in the car that charges by the mile.
>
> Am I the only one who thinks it's overkill to put millions of lawabiding
> citizens under permanent surveillance,

It doesn't have to be implemented in a way that
records where one has been.

tim
 

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