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13-12-2018, 12:48   #1
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I wonder is it time something like this happens here.
Personally the fuel tax here bothers me the most.
It seems the young working class have no hope of getting on the property ladder.
The latest brainwave by Shane Ross seems to have pissed off alot of people.
These measures would be all well and good if we had a top class road network around the country if our motor tax wasn't outrageous.
Some people could drive five or six different vehicles everyday I can imagine how many licences will be lost or misplaced.
The hospital and bed situation is absolutely dire.
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Motor tax has nothing to do with the quality of the roads.
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I have to wear one all day - I'm not feckin wearing one as a trendy fashion statement!
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How hard is it really to carry your licence in your pocket or bag? The things people get upset about is astounding to me sometimes.
Why should anyone have to?
We must be one of the only first works country's that they can't get all your information up inside the police or garda car
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Apparently its starting in England on Saturday, be interesting to see what kind of numbers turn up, and if it gets violent like the French protests.
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Motor tax has nothing to do with the quality of the roads.
Its a tax people are paying that they see zero benefit from.
Less wealthy people driving older cars are paying higher tax and insurance
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Why should anyone have to?
We must be one of the only first works country's that they can't get all your information up inside the police or garda car
So your idea is to have no licence at all, but have your name on a database that the gards can check in their cars?
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Why should anyone have to?
We must be one of the only first works country's that they can't get all your information up inside the police or garda car
If you drive five or six different vehicles every day, then how can a Garda be expected to get all your information up in the car unless you're carrying ID?
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Why should anyone have to?
We must be one of the only first works country's that they can't get all your information up inside the police or garda car
In every country that has in car computers its an offence not to carry your licence and unlike here they actually enforce all their traffic legislation so you will be fined if you don't have a licence on you.
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So your idea is to have no licence at all, but have your name on a database that the gards can check in their cars?
Have a licence.
If a guard stops me who are you? Joe bloggs.
Checks data base joe bloggs has a licence to drive this vehicle.
Cop car is behind me reads number plate.
This car belongs to Joe bloggs he has 0 penalty points
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Its a tax people are paying that they see zero benefit from.
Less wealthy people driving older cars are paying higher tax and insurance
What do you mean by zero benefit?

How much tax did they so called less wealthy people pay on their initial purchase? Who bought the car originally so that it was able to be sold on as an older more affordable car?

I don't get any of your points, what do you want to change with your protest?
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Why should anyone have to?
We must be one of the only first works country's that they can't get all your information up inside the police or garda car
More like we must be the only first world nation to get upset about the notion of having to carry a driving licence while driving.
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Have a licence.
If a guard stops me who are you? Joe bloggs.
Checks data base joe bloggs has a licence to drive this vehicle.
Cop car is behind me reads number plate.
This car belongs to Joe bloggs he has 0 penalty points
How do you prove you are Joe Bloggs?

"Do you have a ticket to this concert Sir?"
"Yes"
"Can I see it"
"No, my name is Joe Bloggs"
"Oh yes, someone called Joe Bloggs bought a ticket, in you go."
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