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I'm not usually one for shouting about Big Brother and what have you. But, to me, this really is getting to a worrying stage:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5408338.stm

Per-mile cover 'to cut accidents'
Mileage is monitored through GPS technology
A scheme to charge motorists by the mile for their car insurance has been welcomed by a road safety group.

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"Anything which makes young people think again about taking to the roads during these hours - such as having to pay high insurance costs - is likely to have an effect on accidents."

Pilot success

The nationwide roll-out of Norwich Union's pay-as-you-drive cover follows a successful pilot scheme, during which 5,000 drivers who were fitted with in-car devices to monitor when, how often and on which roads they drove.

The company will offer policies for motorists with a sliding scale of charges in two different age groups.

Charges for drivers aged 24 to 65 go as low as 1p a mile for off-peak motorway driving while under-23s will be charged up to £1 a mile when driving at night.
It's voluntary at the moment - but how long before the other companies begin rolling it out and then how long again until it becomes standard. I also love the continual contradictions:

which is seen as a high-risk time for accidents involving inexperienced motorists.
Anything which makes young people think again about taking to the roads during these hours
So, who ARE they targetting? Young people OR inexperienced people? And of course it's going to reduce accidents - banning motor transport would also produce a result, but it doesn't exactly make it useful.

Sorry, I REALLY dislike the idea of not being able to drive where I like and when I like. Also, let's say I pay about £800 for insurance. Even at 10p a mile that still only affords 8000 miles a year. And they want to put night driving to £1 A MILE. I do a lot of gigging with a band - which means each gig can cost anywhere between £3-£20 (easily) just to drive back.

Sod right off.
 

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could be worse, when the prisons get full up they could start releasing inmates randomly......

or start charging you by weight for rubbish disposal, on top of council tax.....

proud to be british
 

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aint low-aint mine said:
could be worse, when the prisons get full up they could start releasing inmates randomly......

or start charging you by weight for rubbish disposal, on top of council tax.....

proud to be british
we have recently been given bins to put bottles in ect and it was in the bury times that they are chipped and if you dont use them you will start to get charged for it i mean come on whats all that about.
 

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hermand said:
Sorry, I REALLY dislike the idea of not being able to drive where I like and when I like. Also, let's say I pay about £800 for insurance. Even at 10p a mile that still only affords 8000 miles a year. And they want to put night driving to £1 A MILE. I do a lot of gigging with a band - which means each gig can cost anywhere between £3-£20 (easily) just to drive back.

Sod right off.
Where there's an auto-electrician who also has a hobby in electronics, there's a way! ;)

"So Mr Venomous, you've had 5 cars this year, yet you've done less than 100 miles. How is this?"

"Dunno, lack of use?" :D
 

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AngelVenomous said:
Where there's an auto-electrician who also has a hobby in electronics, there's a way! ;)

"So Mr Venomous, you've had 5 cars this year, yet you've done less than 100 miles. How is this?"

"Dunno, lack of use?" :D
Was thinking the same thing - it's quite handy being well into GPS technology :D
 
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