[Openstreetmap] UK Motorways 100% Complete
lars at aronsson.se
Sat Jan 7 21:18:50 GMT 2006
Rev Simon Rumble wrote:
> The public needs to realise that we're ALL subsidising the road
> freight industry.
I don't know which countries you all live in, but in Sweden there
is a tax on gasoline that makes up some three quarters of the
price (currently 11 SEK/litre). As far as I know, the state
income from this tax is sufficient to pay for road construction,
maintenance, health care related to traffic accidents, and more.
Road traffic is a source of income for the state, not a cost.
Tax money is used for subsidizing railroads, but a train ticket to
Stockholm is more expensive than driving there alone in my car.
Lars Aronsson (lars at aronsson.se)
Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se
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