Rethink width, emissions tax, says GMTA

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'TINKERING' with controversial width and emission tax proposals is not an option, the motor trade warned yesterday as it called for a radical rethink of Guernsey's transport strategy.

Both the Guernsey Motor Trades Association and the Enough is Enough campaign are organising protests outside the States before next month's debate, despite the pledge from the Environment board to amend its proposals.

GMTA president Dave Beausire, pictured, said that amending the figures for first-registration duty, which is based on carbon dioxide emissions and overall width, at such a late stage was a flawed option.

'How can you tinker with something you have stood by religiously for this amount of time?' he said.

'For me, you either go for it or have the guts to say I have made a mistake and go back to the drawing board.'

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