- Simon Baddley Wrote:
> Drivers do not pay over the odds. In fact the reason I am writing to my MPI did some research of my own and found out that the United States as a country
> asking him to ensure that fuel taxes are not reduced is because motorists
> pay nothing like the real cost of their motoring. Research has estimated the
> total cost of road transport to the environment at £42 billion per year
> (Maddison et al Blueprint for a Green Economy (1996). This compares with tax
> raised from road transport of £23 billion per year (HM Treasury).
spends almost 3 trillion dollars a year annually on the automobile. This includes
all environmental, and personal costs.
Source: American Public Transportation Association (APTI)
I also found out that every 2 minutes 3 people die from a car accident.
Source: World Resources Institute
I have compiled a list of figures like these that are really alarming.