The many traffic jams on the motorways in the Netherlands, supplying the Empire certainly annually 134 million euro extra on. That money comes in to excise duty and VAT on fuel, says Royal Dutch Transport, employers in professional transport. This knowledge puts the traffic problem in a different light: Is there indeed a problem, in the view of the Dutch government?
In 2006, congestion was 10.5 percent.
In the past five years, congestion has never risen so rapidly in the first six months. The Traffic Department has calculated that congestion this year will increase by more than 17 percent.
Last year when stationary in traffic jams around 140 million liters of fuel stoked.
On July 25, 2007 the widening of the A4 motorway between Zoeterwoude and Hoogmade village has been shut down following a decision of the Council of State. It is a major traffic artery in the Randstad. The Court ruled that the air is dirtier in places along the highway extension from two to three lanes on a stretch of six kilometers. You might find yourself wonder whether the air is dirtier standard driving vehicles or in stationary traffic cars? You will also find the highest court in the Netherlands Rijkswaterstaat can not prove that traffic on the A4 after the expansion will not continue to grow. Rijkswaterstaat will be there from, and therefore its calculation of air quality limits until 2012, when the road should be ready. The decision to halt the widening of the A4 motorway between Zoeterwoude and Hoogmade village, has very serious consequences for motorists, as the highway is number 1 in the top 50 file.
Congestion on Dutch motorways, the government provides 134 million annually sure Tools. Is this science motivating for the government, regarding the search for the solution to the problem, which the motorist daily experiencing the burdens? If these problems at the same time represents an addition to the state treasury, there is indeed a problem, in the view of the Dutch government?
Prime Minister Balkenende seems to believe that the motorist there daily consciously choose to stand in queues. Nothing could be less true. For many motorists, the car is necessary in order to be able to work. The government is trying to counter the problem of traffic jams with tax measures. Thus, for example, work on the introduction of road pricing. According to research by consulting firm Capgemini, the pricing is not a solution to the congestion problem.
The files are sixty to seventy percent caused by commercial drivers and which do not allow themselves to be influenced by a kilometer charge, the researchers say. These road users get travel expenses reimbursed by their employer if they calculate the costs on to their customers, so the effect for everyone -automobilist or non- can be a burden.
The bill then drive does not solve the congestion problem, it but generates millions for the state treasury.
Like the "File Issue" by itself, already an annual 134 million euros extra benefit for the Empire. If these problems at the same time represents an addition to the state treasury, there is indeed a problem, in the view of the Dutch government? Is a desirable solution for something that gives so much money?
As already described, is -according to the study of consulting firm Capgemini been established that fiscal measures do not contribute to the solution to the problem file. The car is regularly used and the rising costs through tax measures, be passed on to third parties. This causes everyone to pay more, but traffic congestion continues to grow seriously.
There should perhaps be looked for other options and solutions? Adapting the infrastructure and the working example? Roadworks just let the night take place, as we have for years experienced as very successful in Germany? Can you possibly make a contribution to the solution to the congestion problem by identifying structural possibilities?
The Empire is a file equivalent to a source of income
It would be possible, therefore, that the government wants to find a concrete solution to the congestion problem. Neither motivate motorists to leave their cars at home, is to motivate the government to find a solution to the congestion problem. An impasse?
Since the government in view of climate change should bear out that the environment backups are bad, the Empire seems to be intensely involved in the traffic jam problem and possible solutions, but is this really the case? The businessmen and motorists screaming for structural solutions. In the past five years, congestion has never risen so rapidly in the first six months. The Traffic Department has calculated that congestion this year will increase by more than 17 percent. An unacceptable increase for both the businessmen and motorists and the environment and future climate change.
The driver is punished by having to stand daily in traffic. The government also punishes the motorist financially with tax measures that they have to face daily in traffic. Motorists do not choose daily to be stuck in traffic and there would therefore perhaps should not be punished for it?
If a problem is also a source of income, which is then put the priority?
TomTom, the maker of navigation systems, however, based on its traffic information on more than double the 2100 kilometers at the height of the morning rush hour. How is it possible that such a difference can be established?
The difference is in the roads and highways outside the Randstad; which are often not counted. TomTom does that recently though. Other companies and Rijkswaterstaat are working to bring secondary roads identified.
It is noteworthy to mention that one of the so-called "secondary" weigh up to now has not been mapped and therefore also not included in the totals with respect to the number of kilometers file. The number reported is that up to now to the motorist and citizen, is only a portion of the actual number of kilometers, 42.2%.
The number of euros that the congestion problem, the government and the state treasury yields annually, as described in this article is based on the overall figures. With this new science should be noted that the number of millions of euros that the government receives additional thanks to congestion, may be doubled. Average traffic congestion then produces annually about ?? 250,000,000.00 Tools.
In addition, traffic congestion is a perfect tool for creating support for tax measures. Like a war remains necessary for the arms trade and poverty remains necessary for the financial interests on development, congestion is necessary for the government to come up with taxes and weighing.
Congestion therefore constitutes both cash, and cash flow for the future.
Also typical is the fact that the traffic congestion issue an instrument to earn and create support euros, so the issue is maintained preferably. However, in addition, a lot of fuel is lost where we should be careful with and delivers damage to the climate, if we are to believe the government. From this the conclusion can be drawn that if the government should make the judgment and choice to make between the fill government coffers either protecting the climate, it seems preferable to specify the fill government coffers.
On the one hand one wishes to give the impression that they all for the protection of the environment has on the other hand, in practice, the protection of the environment to be ignored when it comes to direct the collection of euros.
In fact, they only interested in protecting the climate, as it simultaneously delivers many euros.