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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Watch for this one:

Do you own a car, or two? Or a couple of Motorcycles? This is what's now being studied by the CBO. While it says the VMT is only an idea being studied lets not forget how currently the Mood in the Whitehouse is to promote "infrastructure improvements" and well they will need money for that. While the plan makes some sense the implementation is unrealistic. Not that it says "could be tracked by installing electronic equipment on each car". Now that means "every single vehicle in the country". This device would have to be a GPS unit which would track the vehicle's movements everywhere it went. Consider the possibilities.

!. A nationwide database of every driver in the country which must also have personal information (ie: financial information for billing) .

2. An agency to track and maintain ALL (254.4 million registered passenger vehicles in the United States according to a 2007 DOT study.) the vehicles in the us.

3. The possibility of GPS based traffic enforcement . Rickey, how many people have they fired for traffic infractions via the GPS system? Just think.....You're speeding, intentionally or not. The VMT system notes and registers this and generates a traffic citation. They can either sent a ticket to the vehicle owner of record or more likely deduct the fine the next time you get gas. 

3. Equipping the local DMV's to install, maintain and enforce the mandatory equipping of GPS devices to every vehicle in their state.

4. Not to mention the possibility of each state or municipality adding their own surcharges to the fees collected.

    You may laugh and think the idea is rediculous but the technology exists right now. It's merely the implementation that remains.

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