Letters to the Editor

Testing a fee for miles driven

Paying for miles driven won’t work

Re “Can pay for what you drive work?” (Page 2A, Back-seat driver, July 11): Financing road building and repairs based on miles driven won’t work. If people cannot be prevented from hacking into banks, retailers, government sites, etc., then they will find a way to hack into any device or system and reduce the number of miles reported.

To believe otherwise is being naive. And there would have to be new bureaucracies created to collect data, catch hackers and collect unpaid debts, none of which is required under the present system and would significantly reduce the net income. Please find another solution.

William D. Bourne,

Sacramento

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