1. Bigger car pay more road tax
2. More cars per household pay more road tax on second car
3. Big car used more petrol, set a quota, above which pay higher petrol tax.
These measures will make car owners to switch to smaller cars. Then impose higher taxes on smaller cars as they are less efficient than bigger cars on a per cc basis as big cars have better technology to save fuel.
The result, people will use less of their cars. Some will park their cars in the car parks more than driving. Some will take trains or buses. Let me deal with those parking their cars in the car parks, especially HDB car parks. These people are causing jams in car parks for leaving their cars in the car parks all the time. Impose higher parking fees for people who park too long in the car parks. Car parks that are too full means car park fees are too cheap. This one I must agree. But cannot simply increase parking fees. Just make those who park too long to pay more. No more season parking. Charge by per hour. Car owners parking 24 hours a day would have to pay $24. Then they will not park their cars in the car park and causing congestions in the car parks. So simple!
Now car owners will not park their cars in the car parks as it is becoming too expensive. They will also not drive on the roads as it will also become more expensive. So best thing to do is to sell off the cars and take buses and trains.
But with so many people taking trains and buses sure the trains and buses will be jam pack, then how? So simple, increase train and bus fares lah. Then no more jam pack trains and buses surely.
See, ordinary Singaporeans also can come up with clever ideas. Hope they will publish these ideas in the main media as ground up suggestions and praise Redbean for it. Then can implement it like the people are all for it. No need foreign talents with Ph Ds and what not papers to make clever suggestions to collect more money.
Please don’t send Redbean to IMH.
Sometimes it is very difficult to tell the difference between intelligent suggestions and bullshit. It tells you how clever is the person who can see the difference and those that cannot. Stupidity cannot be cured.
Oh, HDB car park fees will be raised in December.