FLORIDA LAWMAKERS CONSIDER TAXING DRIVERS PER MILE.
A serious effort is underway by some Floridalawmakers to eliminate the current state tax on fuel (also known as a the gas tax) and instead tax drivers based on how many miles they drive. The theory is that the more miles you drive, the more roads and infrastructure you use and therefore you should pay more.
The lawmakers hope to use GPS tracking devices installed in all vehicles to keep track of how many miles you drive, then tax you accordingly. This has some Florida drivers angry that the new system will end up costing some of them more than others. Of course, that’s the idea: to charge based on usage, not a flat tax for everyone including those who don’t drive very much at all.
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