Road to more viable solutions

PUBLISHED : Friday, 11 November, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 11 November, 1994, 12:00am

THE Government, as usual, firstly looked into the possibilities of increasing tax revenue without seriously considering drastic measures for a serious problem.

To increase first registration taxes will favour one section of Hong Kong's population, to increase the fees for the Cross Harbour Tunnel by 100 per cent will slow down the congestion for a maximum of three months and then we will be back to square one.

The increase in annual licence fees will again favour some people.

May I suggest that the Government sets a limit on the number of cars that can be registered in Hong Kong.

If that final number exceeds the number of cars we have at the moment on our roads, than an import quota, as already suggested, should be introduced, until such time as the limit is reached.

From then on the number of new cars to be registered has to match the number of old cars to be scrapped.

A 'one-car-per-family' law should also be introduced, including a different tax system for weekday and weekend drivers. And any taxes should be used to improve our roads.