Big Brother is watching you drive

The state of Oregon is researching tracking drivers mileage using GPS to level more equitable road-use taxes and thereby eliminate the need for a fuel tax as a proxy for road usage.

The British are developing a similar system to combat traffic congestion.

The Canadians are studying a similar system that would not allow drivers to exceed the speed limits.

Of course, these proposals have critics.

Criticism of the road tax the basis of privacy and mission creep.

Criticism of the Canadian speeding ban on the basis of personal necessity (although a really weak argument to my mind).

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