Dutch drivers to pay tax on road time, not on car

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Blocage d’une autoroute près de Rotterdam lors de la mobilisation européenne des routiers de septembre 2000 – Pays-Bas © AFP PHOTO/EPA/ANP/ROBERT VOS/BW

Rather than an annual road tax for their cars, drivers in the Netherlands will soon pay a few cents for every kilometre on the road, in a plan aimed at breaking chronic traffic jams and cutting carbon emissions, transport minister Camiel Eurlings announced on Friday.

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