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Old June 16th 19, 06:52 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Jester
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Road damage is the 4th power of axle loading which means a 1000kg car causes 100 million times as much damage to our roads as a 10kg bicycle. If cyclists pay 1p per year Road Tax how much should motorists pay?


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Old June 16th 19, 07:49 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Kerr-Mudd,John[_2_]
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Default Time to reintroduce Road Tax

On Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:52:12 GMT, Simon Jester
wrote:


Road damage is the 4th power of axle loading which means a 1000kg car
causes 100 million times as much damage to our roads as a 10kg
bicycle. If cyclists pay 1p per year Road Tax how much should
motorists pay?



Be reasonable, one should include the driver/passenger/cyclist's weight as
well. 70kg per cyclist, 120kg per car occupant.


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Old June 16th 19, 10:00 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Tosspot[_3_]
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On 16/06/2019 19.49, Kerr-Mudd,John wrote:
On Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:52:12 GMT, Simon Jester
wrote:


Road damage is the 4th power of axle loading which means a 1000kg car
causes 100 million times as much damage to our roads as a 10kg
bicycle. If cyclists pay 1p per year Road Tax how much should
motorists pay?



Be reasonable, one should include the driver/passenger/cyclist's weight as
well. 70kg per cyclist, 120kg per car occupant.


Yes, but then we should add a tank of fuel at about 50kgs.
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Old June 16th 19, 10:13 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Jester
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Default Time to reintroduce Road Tax

On Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 7:49:56 PM UTC+1, Kerr-Mudd,John wrote:
On Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:52:12 GMT, Simon Jester
wrote:


Road damage is the 4th power of axle loading which means a 1000kg car
causes 100 million times as much damage to our roads as a 10kg
bicycle. If cyclists pay 1p per year Road Tax how much should
motorists pay?



Be reasonable, one should include the driver/passenger/cyclist's weight as
well. 70kg per cyclist, 120kg per car occupant.


So it's only 10 million.
Modern cars with their 'safety' features such as air bags, impact bars, crumple zones and anti-thought brakes weigh far more than their counterparts of old.
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Old June 16th 19, 10:18 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
TMS320
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Default Time to reintroduce Road Tax

On 16/06/2019 18:52, Simon Jester wrote:

Most vehicles are now taxed starting from £140 which the government
supposedly set up as a pothole tax and to build new roads of the type
that cyclists don't use. (What will the money actually get used for?)

The trouble is that many people think it is a rental payment, not a
maintenance payment.

Road damage is the 4th power of axle loading which means a 1000kg car
causes 100 million times as much damage to our roads as a 10kg
bicycle. If cyclists pay 1p per year Road Tax how much should
motorists pay?


A bit less than now but more on fuel.
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Old June 16th 19, 10:28 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Jester
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Default Time to reintroduce Road Tax

On Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 10:18:33 PM UTC+1, TMS320 wrote:
On 16/06/2019 18:52, Simon Jester wrote:

Most vehicles are now taxed starting from £140 which the government
supposedly set up as a pothole tax and to build new roads of the type
that cyclists don't use. (What will the money actually get used for?)

The trouble is that many people think it is a rental payment, not a
maintenance payment.

Road damage is the 4th power of axle loading which means a 1000kg car
causes 100 million times as much damage to our roads as a 10kg
bicycle. If cyclists pay 1p per year Road Tax how much should
motorists pay?


A bit less than now but more on fuel.


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