For the second time in the past few months, a letter writer has asked why someone who drives 5,000 miles a year should pay the same for road maintenance as someone who drives 40,000 miles a year (“Who should pay for S.C. roads?” Dec. 2).
Isn’t it obvious? The answer is they don’t pay the same. The 40,00-miles-a-year person drives eight times more than the other person, uses eight times more fuel, and therefore pays eight times more in fuel taxes.
The ones who drive more pay more. Right?