San Francisco Wants To Tax Drivers By The Mile

You don’t want to be driving a car in San Francisco, not because of the steep hills but because you may soon be taxed by the mile.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments will vote Thursday on a proposal that Bay Area drivers have GPS-like devices installed in their cars so they could be tracked for mileage. Ostensibly the reason is to reduce traffic and pollution, but it’s clear what the real reason is: money. Every mile driven would be taxed.

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