Roads are paid for by general taxation not ‘road tax’.
Road tax doesn’t exist. It’s VED, or ‘car tax’. Motorists do not pay for the roads, we all do, via general taxation. In 1926, Winston Churchill started the process to abolish road tax. He didn’t want motorists to think a token payment gave them ownership of the road. Road tax finally died in 1937, says DVLA. Paying Vehicle Excise Duty gives no “right to the road” for motorists (or car-owning cyclists). iPayRoadTax.com products help spread news about what has become a movement.