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April 26, 2005

Driving Tarrifs

I've just had a thought; it may not be the first time this thought has been thought of, but I haven't come accross it elsewhere…

I think all motorways, and possibly A–roads, cities, and what–have–you, should be toll roads and that this should replace car tax.

Then, if you only drive occasionally, you only pay tolls occasionaly, so it doesn't cost you much; a sort of "Pay as you go" driving tarrif.
On the other hand, if you drive a lot then you could subscribe to a scheme where, for a monthly fee, to get a certain number of tolls included, and then pay for any extra. There could be several tarrifs, with varying monthly fees and included tolls and this monthly contract scheme would also have the convenience of not needing any cash at the time.

Personally I think this is a good idea, but I'm sure I've come accross something like it somewhere before…


First lecture of the term

Cycling in the rain is not that nice…

The Burden of Introvertness

Follow-up to Ho hum from The randomness of tomorrow, today!

One of my friends seems to be going through a bit of a rough patch at the moment. I want to help, but don't know how; and if I did I still probably wouldn't because I wouldn't feel comfortable (not quite the right word, but I can't think of a better one).
That's one reason why this blog and richardwinskill.co.uk contain very little that's actually about me (in fact, I'm pretty sure my website doesn't contain anything about me, except the mirror of this blog which doesn't count…); I'm not very good at talking about myself and I lack the self confidence to really do anything to help friends other than to listen. Not that I'm saying listening to people's problems doesn't help, because it does (it's good to get things off your chest), it's just that sometimes something more pro–active is needed and that's what I can't do; a hug, talking about it over lunch, I just don't feel close enough to my friends…
Still, at least other people do; so they can help my friends in need…

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