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Submission + - Petition opposes UK vehicle tracking scheme

An anonymous reader writes: An e-petition to scrap the British government's proposed vehicle tracking and road pricing scheme has attracted some 158,000 signatories so far. Under the proposed plan, vehicles in Britain would be outfitted with a sattelite tracking box and road tax would be calculated based on actual road usage. The Register has a more detailed story about it. What sets this petition apart from similar online petitions is that it sits on the British PM's official e-petitions site. While the site goes to some length to point out that e-petitions shouldn't be regarded as a quasi-referendum or representative of public opinion, its interesting nonetheless to see British motorists making use of such a device to get their views on vehicle tracking across to government officials.

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