I did a few quick numbers
He is why take two vehicles using the EPA numbers for mileage on Hwy.
1) Honda Insight 66MPG Curb Weight around 2000lbs
2) Chevy Suburban 19MPG Curb Weight around 6000lbs
Lest assume the average driver drives 20,000 miles a year. Using $0.012 per mile for tax
Vehicle 1 will use 303.0303 gallons of gas and pay $0.792 a gallon for tax
Vehicle 2 will use 1052.632 gallons of gas and pay $0.228 a gallon for tax
This is a burecratic bunch of baloney! Their only issue is that legislators haven't allowed them to raise the tax per gallon, so they are trying to come up with a alternative way to bypass raising the tax, by changing the tax basis. This is also a very counter way to encourage gas efficiency.
Finally, he can say they won't keep the information, but I don't believe it. If it is available, someone will keep the information, somewhere, sooner or later.
We must punish the Hybrids! and efficient cars!! A switch on my VSS sensor will definetly be required if this ever happens. Uggh i can't get over the stupidity of it all. Stoopid Minnesotan's haha, I"m writing an angry letter.
::EDIT:: I just realized it doesnt mention that I'm from Minnesota, dont' want any fellow Minnesotans mad at me lol
Also, I sent off a letter today, off to the paper shredder it goes!
Most of the roadwear is not caused by passenger cars, or even large pickups and SUVs. The vast majority of it is caused by large semi-trucks. Road wear caused by a vehicle will vary as a cube of the vehicle's weight or therabouts. An average semi-truck will cause about 70,000 times more road wear than a passenger car.
THAT is where the bulk of the road taxes should be collected. They don't like it? Less profitable but cheaper rail should be used in its place anyway.