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When motorists believe they’ve paid for use of the road, they can be dangerous

When motorists believe they’ve paid for use of the road, they can be dangerous

Some motorists believe cyclists are lesser beings, and shouldn’t get in the way of cars. Why? Because of the shockingly widespread belief that cyclists don’t pay for roads. In fact, we do. We all do. Everybody pays. Every tax-payer, that is. Road maintenance, road building and road design are all paid for out of general […]


Manchester’s Mr & Mrs Motormouth think cyclists should pay up or shut up

Manchester’s Mr & Mrs Motormouth think cyclists should pay up or shut up

The couple in the helmetcam video below believe they pay road tax and that cyclists don’t. They’re right. Cyclists don’t pay road tax. Can’t: it doesn’t exist. It was abolished in 1937, a process started 11 years earlier by Winston Churchill. Just like the rest of Britain’s car owners, the motor-mouth couple pay Vehicle Excise […]


“Even though I pay me road tax, they treat me like a clown”

“Even though I pay me road tax, they treat me like a clown”

I’ve been forwarded a round robin email containing a pic of a tax disc holder with the words ‘Yes I’ve paid my tax now go fix some f•••••g pot holes.’ The email had clearly done the viral rounds: the subject line is Fwd: FW: FW: I want this Tax Disk Holder. The pic above has […]


Mr Wheeler: “I paid for the road, I’ll use it!”

Mr Wheeler: “I paid for the road, I’ll use it!”

The brilliant Disney cartoon ‘Motor Mania’, is a classic from 1950. It stars Goofy as the Jekyll and Hyde character, Mr. Walker/Mr. Wheeler. Watch it and weep: I’ve embedded this video (and couple of years back sent it to iPods etc via iTunes) because it’s so painfully accurate about the attitudes of some motorists. It’s […]


Jeremy Clarkson on road tax for cyclists

Jeremy Clarkson on road tax for cyclists

Jeremy Clarkson is a funny and intelligent guy. When he said cyclists should pay road tax, he probably meant it as a joke. Of course, Clarkson lovers – such as the folks on this (thankfully dormant) Facebook site, ‘Cyclists should take a test, pay road tax and take out insurance!’ – aren’t always funny and […]


“Why don’t you buy some f****ing road tax for that thing, you ****!”

“Why don’t you buy some f****ing road tax for that thing, you ****!”

Cyclists shouldn’t be allowed on roads because we slow down traffic and we don’t pay road tax. Fiction? Nope, a regular rant from road ragers, like this Mondeo driver caught on camera by YouTube user distortedmotion: