Letter: Instead of cars

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Letter: Instead of cars

Sir: Road pricing looks increasingly impracticable, increasing fuel tax is said to disadvantage rural residents and other forms of taxation upon the motorist are likely to prove an electoral liability.

Perhaps, rather than being beastly to motorists, we should consider giving citizens who do not possess a driving licence free universal travel passes for buses, metros, undergrounds, trams and trains, perhaps taxis too. This would be a positive advantage to the young, the old and the poor.

Funding could be raised by distributing the cost, as increased VAT, uniformly over all forms of energy.

STEVEN FORD

Haydon Bridge, Northumberland

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