Netherlands to levy 'green' road tax by the kilometre
The Dutch government said Friday it wants to introduce a "green" road tax by the kilometre from 2012 aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 10 percent and halving congestion.
"Each vehicle will be equipped with a GPS device that tracks how many kilometres are driven and when and where. This data will be then be sent to a collection agency that will send out the bill," the transport ministry said in a statement.
A GPS device to track citizen movements? On behalf of the environment?
The Ministry of Truth approves. Newthinkers bellyfeel much gooder!