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Cobblestone Activism

If you own an SUV with 4WD, you don't really need pavement, now do you.
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OK, so we have a whole bunch of people buying ridiculously large vehicles and driving them to the detriment of everyone else, usually as a single occupancy vehicle. I say, if a TBD percentage of the population of any given neighborhood buys one of these smogbeasts, then the rest of the citizens shouldn't have to pay to pave their road.
Vecini, Jan 11 2001

Related Humor http://www.herald.c...2001/docs/jan07.htm
[blahginger, Jan 11 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

anti-SUV site http://www.changingtheclimate.com
Go get 'em, tiger! [mrthingy, Jan 11 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Anti-stupidity site http://www.tealeafmag.com
Anti SUV. How the automakers psychologically market SUV buyers [tealeaf magazine, Oct 04 2004]

Wastemonsters - fighting the SUV menace http://www.wastemonsters.org.uk
Realistic fake parking tickets for SUVs in London, UK. [sianb, Oct 04 2004]

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       Mr. Sealy: I like your style. For a similar idea, check out Sports Utility Spuds.
Vecini, Jan 11 2001
  

       Again, Peter, the link is only readable for WSJ subscribers.
jutta, Jan 12 2001
  

       Damn straight!
egnor, Jan 12 2001
  

       SUVs are allegedly off-road vehicles. Therefore, they should not be allowed to drive on roads, except as necessary to get off. This could be enforced with an off-road incentive and on-road tax. That is, there would be a charge of , (for example only) 9 cents per mile for driving on roads. A rebate of l cent per mile would be given for driving offroad. That would ensure that someone who drives offroad nine times as much as on-road would pay no tax at all. In short, working vehicles would be taxed neutrally, and 100 per cent offroad would actually earn a small premium.
gfrajkor, Jul 29 2001
  

       Smart, gfrajkor! I like your style.
Mentalelemental, Mar 26 2003
  

       Changing taxes in the US so they relate to the fuel economy/polution a vehicle produces is a bakable way to resolve this. Shame they want consumerism ahead of enviromentalism. [Jethro] - Fat people havent done anything to you, whereas you have incited hatred against them. If anything, you should be charged with discrimination, not them taxed more.
miasere, Mar 28 2003
  
      
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