Widespread resistance against Ramsauers car toll plans
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Widespread resistance against Ramsauers car toll plans

Cologne : Germany | Oct 05, 2011 at 7:25 AM PDT
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With his renewed push for a toll for cars is Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer (CSU) has met with criticism in the black-yellow coalition and the Greens. Automobile clubs such as the ADAC said in the "image" of "misnomer". Ramsauer itself called for in the ZDF "Morning Magazine" on the occasion of the day to Thursday in Cologne, type of transport ministers conference, a landmark decision for the car toll.

The FDP deputy Patrick Doering showed up in the "Rheinische Post" convinced, even after the recent announcements Ramsauers a toll for cars, there is "no basis for talks". In the "image" Doering called the advance of Ramsauer a "bad joke". FDP General Secretary Christian Lindner accused the Minister of Transport of concepts before. Ramsauer had "so far presented no concept of the show also only partly, as he wants to prevent its toll with additional burdens on motorists and the federal budget," Lindner criticized the "Donau Kurier".

Transport Spokesman of the CDU parliamentary group, Dirk Fischer (CDU), said the "picture" that everyone had in the coalition, "the right to address issues on the agenda to". But the toll was "unfair, because pay big, dirty cars and many drivers just as much as small and clean low-mileage drivers." He added: "In this session, the toll for cars is not coming." Earlier, Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) had already repeatedly spoken out against the introduction of a toll for cars in this legislature.

The Green Party Vice Baerbel Hoehn rejected a toll from strictly. "One would toll for cars on motorways leading to a massive displacement of traffic on country roads," Hoehn warned in "Donau Kurier". "There are then more stress in cities, traffic jams and accidents." The Transport Committee chairman Anton Hofreiter (Green Party) said the "Berliner Zeitung", a vignette is a "flat rate for turf," and "nonsense is not only ecologically but also socially unjust". "Whether I'm much or little, whether I have a gas-guzzling a vehicle or an economical car -. I always have to pay the same amount"

Ramsauer had claims to last through several scenarios to calculate the tax, "one of which is the example of Austria-oriented". In the Alpine country a vignette costs € 76.50. "Motorists from outside this country should contribute, if they use our highways," said the minister. Was for the German foreign "common practice for years." At a German road toll system in return should the German motorists to reduce financing needs, such as standing still is not fixed, however.

Although called the ADAC Ramsauers assessment correct that for maintenance and expansion of the motorway network more money was needed. "But rather than put everything to increase the budget for this, he calls for a toll for cars and wants to re-engage motorists in the pocket" ADAC President Peter Meyer criticized the "image".

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