Vehicle scrappage - the 15 years lifeline
With driving becoming more and more difficult in cities and towns because of poor traffic management and roads, people prefer to take app based vehicles or public transport (where possible), leaving their private vehicle at home.
The FM says that the govt will scrap 15 year old vehicles and buy new ones. Who pays for the new ones? Govt = tax payers money.
This scrapping will have an impact on the vehicle maintenance service providers and used car dealers, since people will desist from servicing their vehicle (anyway, it has to be scrapped) and used cars buying will reduce.
So, instead of making vehicle manufacturers and their dealers rich, can the govt have some considerations for the owners of the vehicles. Some suggestions:
- Mandatory service every year. Otherwise, insurance will not be renewed. Pollution certificate will not be given.
- Vehicles spewing smoke impounded immediately, irrespective of pollution certificate.
- Vehicles in bad condition, externally, impounded.