There’s been a lot of talk about raising the gas tax to fund road repairs. The roads are in bad shape, as we all know; however, there are a few things we can do before raising the already-high price of gas.
First of all every vehicle using our roads should be required to have a tag. This includes trailers used to haul boats, race cars, garbage, lawn mowers and motorcycles. Let’s not forget the construction trailers. We all see them every day with two or three ladders held on with bungee cords. They use the road and cause damage just like cars and trucks. Why should they get a free ride? A yearly tag of $25 to $50 should be required.
Drivers of mopeds should be licensed, insured and required to have a tag. It is a motor vehicle, after all. Tag it.
I see no reason to raise the gas tax when we haven’t required owners of non-tagged vehicles to pay their fair share.