A license to…

13 Feb

I though it was really good news that the Road License disc is to be dropped in October this year. I don’t like the disk cluttering up the windscreen and I certainly don’t like that thought that someone might remove the tax disc from my motorbike. The holder is tamper proof but it clutters up the lines of the bike also.

So a good thing.

Now let’s see… when do the government or the police etc. ever do something which seems like a great idea only for us, the public to think it is and find out that there maybe a catch?

Yes, this is such a case.

You see in some states in the USA they have also got rid of license stickers as they are there. They’ve been doing it for some time and now some of the states are going back to the stickers.

Now why would they do that?

Well, it seems that using an electronic means for ensuring a car is “taxed” – how apt – also means that the location of the vehicle when the police zap it is recorded. Not content with being filmed as we go about or legal business they are also keeping an eye on everyone in every possible way. You know your mobile phone is doing this for them too?

Why do they need to know so much about us and what we are doing? We all know that there is a small minority who do stuff they shouldn’t but does the whole population need to be watched at the same time?

The tax disc, road license or whatever they are calling it now was supposed to be to pay for the upkeep of the roads etc. Now it’s the last thing that it’s used for. The roads are potholed whilst the pavements are as smooth as a very smooth bottom indeed.

I’ll be glad when the tax disc goes it’s just such a pit that there’s more to it than meets the eye.


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