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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:09 PM
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33. So then miles driven is a better gauge then gallons burned, right?
If you're just sitting in traffic burning gas, then you've paid taxes for that gas but you're not causing any wear to the road. So taxing by miles driven (perhaps adjusted for vehicle weight) would make more sense, wouldn't it?
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  -thought on radio ad about "taxing per mileage, not gallon" ... zbdent  Apr-14-11 07:07 AM   #0 
  - Possibly.  Sherman A1   Apr-14-11 07:09 AM   #1 
  - Yup, our roads will continue to need maintenance.  trotsky   Apr-14-11 07:11 AM   #2 
  - That is a good point, however  WatsonT   Apr-14-11 09:41 AM   #16 
     - Exactly - a factor incorporating curb weight and mileage  wtmusic   Apr-14-11 10:58 AM   #23 
  - We definitely need to tax these electric vehicles more  Uben   Apr-14-11 07:14 AM   #4 
     - So beyond a  Sherman A1   Apr-14-11 10:27 AM   #19 
  - the issue is how you would gauge it. would you trace people with a gps monitoring  ejpoeta   Apr-14-11 07:14 AM   #3 
  - That's easy!  Uben   Apr-14-11 07:20 AM   #8 
  - do you like to drive on paved roads? how about potholes? like to not have those?  ejpoeta   Apr-14-11 10:50 AM   #21 
  - You could go by the odometer.  drm604   Apr-14-11 07:31 AM   #9 
  - In states that have required annual inspections, it would be easy  salvorhardin   Apr-14-11 07:41 AM   #10 
  - Hmm. I was thinking in terms of my state, PA where annual inspections are required.  drm604   Apr-14-11 08:56 AM   #15 
  - Uh?  jdlh8894   Apr-14-11 08:33 AM   #13 
     - Uh? Obviously people can break the law.  drm604   Apr-14-11 08:53 AM   #14 
        - Oh,give me a break!  jdlh8894   Apr-14-11 10:29 AM   #20 
           - Odometers in the Volt and Leaf are digital  wtmusic   Apr-14-11 11:02 AM   #25 
           - Disconect battery-wait 30 min. -reset computer. See,simple! n/t  jdlh8894   Apr-14-11 12:19 PM   #28 
              - Nope. Odometer data stored in an EEPROM.  wtmusic   Apr-14-11 12:28 PM   #29 
                 - EEPROM's can be erased just like anyother flash drive.  jdlh8894   Apr-14-11 12:35 PM   #31 
                    - Of course. You think the average driver has the knowledge or inclination  wtmusic   Apr-14-11 12:52 PM   #32 
           - But this isn't about what used car places do, is it?  drm604   Apr-14-11 11:24 AM   #27 
              - No hostility. IMO this is a stupid idea!  jdlh8894   Apr-14-11 12:29 PM   #30 
                 - So then miles driven is a better gauge then gallons burned, right?  drm604   Apr-14-11 02:09 PM   #33 
  - There's only one sane way to do it odometer readings  tech9413   Apr-14-11 07:50 AM   #12 
     - that's actually a great idea. then they could give you the option of paying it based on  ejpoeta   Apr-14-11 10:04 AM   #18 
        - It should be a yearly registration-added expense nt  wtmusic   Apr-14-11 11:00 AM   #24 
  - I hardly ever check my miles per gallon  madokie   Apr-14-11 07:15 AM   #5 
  - If it were prorated by weight of the vehicle it is very plausible  liberal N proud   Apr-14-11 07:15 AM   #6 
  - Per-gallon makes more sense. It penalizes the people who drive those fucking SUVs.  HopeHoops   Apr-14-11 07:19 AM   #7 
     - Uhhh. Yeah. What's the deal here? Taxing miles over gas is ASS BACKWARDS.  FormerDittoHead   Apr-14-11 07:43 AM   #11 
        - I think we agree here. If you get 8 mpg, that should hit you in the wallet hard.  HopeHoops   Apr-14-11 09:54 AM   #17 
           - if you tax on mileage you still hit them where it hurts because they get 8mpg.  ejpoeta   Apr-14-11 10:51 AM   #22 
              - But how do you verify that? If you buy a gallon of gas and it only gets 8 miles - self-verifying.  HopeHoops   Apr-14-11 11:08 AM   #26 

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