Hybird cars are a bad thing … at least for state gas tax revenues. Apparently those cars that use less gas and are better for the environment are not so good for revenue… Now they want to install GPS in your car to track how many miles you’ve driven and tax you some more…
GOP Bloggers brings our attention to a story on CBS News from Monday regarding a per mile driven tax that is being tested in Oregon and considered in California.
States Mull Taxing Drivers By Mile
“Drivers will get charged for how many miles they use the roads, and it’s as simple as that,” says engineer David Kim.
Kim and fellow researcher David Porter at Oregon State University equipped a test car with a global positioning device to keep track of its mileage. Eventually, every car would need one.
Having the state government know where I am at any time? Uploading that information through the gas pump every time I fill up? Getting penalized for travelling during rush hour?? Perhaps this would slide down the slippery slope to penalize me for driving on city roads, for short trips (such as taking my child to pre-school – 2 miles one way)?