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London mayor: Self-driving cars? Not without jacked-up taxes, you don't!

jmch Silver badge

" alternatively, they could, you know, just stop maintaining the roads"

One of the problems here is that AFAIK the fuel tax, congestion charge, vehicle licensing fees etc go into the UK general budget, not int a pot reserved for road upgrades and maintenance. So what is spent on roads is far less than what road-related taxes bring in.

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