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Pay-as-you-drive scheme shelved: Labour backtracks after 1.7m sign petition

Posted By admin On June 26, 2009 @ 4:03 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Ray Massey
UK Daily Mail [1]
Friday, June 26, 2009

A national pay-as-you-drive road tax plan has been shelved by Labour after the scheme sparked the largest petition on the Downing Street website.

New Transport Secretary Lord Adonis said it was ‘not the time’ to introduce the scheme that would see drivers pay up to £1.50 a mile to use the road.

The plan will not be included in the Labour manifesto in the run up to a General Election and will not be introduced in the next parliament if Labour is re- elected, he revealed.

Under the controversial scheme, cars would be fitted with electronic tags or black boxes and be tracked either by satellite or roadside beacon every mile they drive – with charges rising significantly at times of peak congestion.

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