But there are several things wrong with the above paragraph. Most importantly, road tax was abolished in 1937.
Along with a few other changes since olden times.
It's possible he didn't much care for transport that restricted his choice of hat
A pothole, yesterday.
At some point you have to admit you have a problem
- Drivers cause potholes by driving over roads weakened by bad weather.
- In bad weather more people drive, which makes things even worse.
- Local councils receive no money from vehicle tax.
- Drivers expect councils to pay for damage caused by drivers.
- The amount the government spends on road repairs is a fraction of the amount vehicle tax generates.
- Vehicle tax does not pay for road maintenance because drivers are not special people who get to choose what their taxes are spent on.
- All vehicle tax goes to central government and has done since 1937.
- Local council funds spent on road maintenance come from council tax paid by driving and non-driving residents alike.
- The more money spent on roads the less there is to spend on parks, general maintenance, children’s centres, schools, youth services, public safety, refuse collection, recycling, major projects, democratic services, coastal defences, pest control, environmental protection, pollution control, noise control, licensing, sustainability, cleaning poo and chewing gum off the pavements, city-wide planning, planning application services, disability services, older residents care and services, legal services, complaints processing, registrar services, public records, local sports schemes, housing, outreach projects, social work, safeguarding children, libraries, museums, galleries, conference centres to attract investment and generate income, heritage sites, public transport, cycle lanes, free school meals, cutting grass verges, road safety, parking facilities and enforcement, traveller issues, adult education, alcohol and drug advice/support/fallout, leisure centres, fostering and adoption services, economic development, road gritting, and park and ride schemes to reduce the traffic causing all the potholes in the first place.
- Most people think councils only collect the rubbish and repair the roads.
- Drivers are not special (worth saying again) and don’t have priority on the roads, just the means to go fast and kill people.
- This makes drivers feel safe and gives them a sense of entitlement.
- If more money was spent on road repairs drivers would complain there wasn’t enough left to pay for refuse collection.
- They’d then wonder why all the parks, libraries and sports projects were shut down.
- They’d also complain they pay too much council tax.