Remember the Oregon state program where volunteer drivers are taxed on the number of miles they drive daily? The monies gathered would be used for road construction and repair.

An editorial in the Toledo Blade blasts the program. It points out that such a program, if it were made into law, would discourage consumers from considering fuel-efficient vehicles. Auto makers would then have no incentive to develop such vehicles, either, refocusing to on higher horsepower engines or larger and heavier vehicles like SUV. The editorial points out the latter have a greater impact on road deterioration than lighter cars with "axle-mile taxes" on truckers applied in several states to maintain their highways.

The issue's a tough one. Comments are open for your thoughts on the matter.

[Source: Toledo Blade]

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