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Old February 7th, 2011, 10:45 PM   #21
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Sure, why not? If German tax payers want to pay for maintenance and give car drivers from other countries a free ride, why not?
Putting taxes on foreign passenger cars (vignettes, tolls) is not much more than symbol politics though, in most countries the amount of vehicle kilometers by foreign passenger cars is negligible compared to domestic road usage.

Especially with vignette countries, foreign drives are taxed disproportionally much, for example in Austria, the average tourist will use two 7-day vignettes for transiting, paying some € 15 for maybe 400 kilometers of driving (not to mention the additional Sondermautstrecken), while an Austrian citizen pays € 76,50 for basically unlimited travel (often amounting to thousands of kilometers).

If you refuel in a country, you will spend some € 40 or more for a full tank of gasoline on fuel taxes.

Trucks is another issue, as they are actually leave their wear and tear marks on the road system. You can have 5,000 tourist cars for the same pavement-damage of 1 heavy truck.
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Old February 7th, 2011, 10:49 PM   #22
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I do not want a Big Brother box in my car
How is it any more "big brother" than automatic number plate recognition?
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Old August 11th, 2011, 01:21 PM   #23
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If you want to travel all over Europe, you have to pollute your windshield with many stickers, receivers and so on.
This is a picture of my van in 2005, before I moved to Austria. In the months to come I've managed to fill the other half of the windscreen as well. Now I've opted for annual vignettes in most countries. Switzerland you don't have a choice anyway. Austria because I live here now. And some Eastern European countries like Czech Republic and Slovakia because they've opened a lot of car plants, and we are delivering the parts. They've abolished vignettes in Hungary, you now pay at a toll booth near the border and get a receipt with your registration on it if anybody asks. With a night time delivery at the Nokia plant in Komaron I usually don't bother anymore.
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