New car tax warning as vehicle changes could come ‘flawed with problems’

In recent months, a number of car tax changes have been introduced.

Previously, the new regulations announced were believed to help motorists save £7,000 on costs.

But now it is believed a new system could be brought in which is "flawed by problems".

A leasing motoring lawyer warns the changes could mean drivers will be tracked on the road.

Nick Freeman says the only way the pay per mile system could work is to install a black box telematics device on the vehicle.

Usually these devices are used to help bring down the insurance costs of a new driver on the road.

However, Nick cautioned the new system and claimed it could invade a person's private life.

He told Express.co.uk : "I think charging per mile is flawed with problems.

"First thing, the only way that would actually work is if you introduce a black box system.

"People have a right to privacy and if you had a black box in your car the right of privacy would be invaded by the Government."

Previously, Confused.com confirmed a telematics device is the "equivalent of having a tracker on your car".

However, it has been claimed having a black box could be positive for road users if their car gets stolen.

And a tracking device could also deter potential thieves as there is a higher chance of them being caught.

Speaking about the system, Nick added: "I don't think they would get that through parliament.

"I think any parliament that introduced it would never get elected again."

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