Originally Posted by Dr. Plummer
You know, I somtimes wonder why I pay road tax? I thought that covered using Britains roads.
Err, you don't pay Road Tax. That was abolished after WWII. You pay Vehicle Excise Duty which is a tax on your ownership of a car.
It has nothing to do with "using the roads" as such (except that it's illegal to use a car on them if you haven't paid it), if it was about "using the roads" you'd be taxed on mileage.