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Belgium: Road Tax For Every Kilometer Ridden

  Posted at 02:00:00 PM
  File under  Travel
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France
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Our friends in Belgium already suffer from having the worst traffic jams in Europe (link Open link in a new window), and now the politicians there want to reduce the traffic by imposing, you guessed it, a tax.

Currently undergoing to trial phase, let's call it a beta test, a couple of zones in Belgium will have their drivers and bikers install a small GPS that records date, time and number of kilometers. According to the GPS data, the vehicle owner will be taxed for each kilometer, and the tariffs will depend on the time of day.

In other words, riding your motorcycle during rush hour will cost you more than riding on the weekend. It's going to cost €0.09 per kilometer between 7 and 9 in the morning and 4 and 6 in the afternoon if you are on the urban road network. If you are on the motorways, it'll cost you €0.05 per kilometer, and €0.065 per kilometer if you are on secondary roads. If you are riding between 22:00 and 5 in the morning, the roads are free.

Road Taxes Bandit

Basically if you live outside the city, let's say 30 kilometers, so you commute, it will cost you (2 x 30) x €0.09 x 45 = €243 per year (about 45 work weeks in a year)

That's quite a lot of money, and if you don't ride, you'll need to pay public transportation, and that ain't cheap either, so a no-win situation. And then the fact that you've got a spy machine inside your car (the GPS) will open a whole other can of worms. If the NSA can spy on your with the ease of opening a soda can, do you not think the government and authorities in Belgium will know when you have been riding your motorcycle a bit too fast?

This does look like a loser scenario, something that has not been thought through by by the civil servants of the country. let's hope someone gets a bit of common sense.

Via: Le Repaire des Motards

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