ESTIMATE OF USER TAXES PAID BY VEHICLES IN DIFFERENT TYPE AND WEIGHT GROUPS

AN ESTIMATE IS MADE OF THE AMOUNTS OF STATE HIGHWAY-USER TAXES PAID BY VEHICLES OF DIFFERENT TYPES AND GENERAL SIZE GROUPS. OF THE TOTAL OF $3,088 MILLION OF STATE MOTOR- VEHICLE-TAX PAYMENTS MADE IN 1952, FUEL-TAX PAYMENTS ACCOUNTED FOR $1,968 MILLION OF 64 PERCENT, REGISTRATION-FEE PAYMENTS, $910 MILLION OR 29 PERCENT, MOTOR-CARRIER- TAX CONTRIBUTIONS, $64 MILLION OR 2 PERCENT, AND DRIVERS LICENSES, MISCELLANEOUS FEES, ETC., $146 MILLION OR 5 PERCENT. COMPARISONS ESTABLISHED IN THIS STUDY SHOW THAT PASSENGER CARS REPRESENTED 83 PERCENT OF ALL MOTOR VEHICLES REGISTERED, ACCOUNTED FOR 81 PERCENT OF THE TRAFFIC ON HIGHWAYS, AND CONTRIBUTED 65 PERCENT OT TOTAL STATE ROAD- USER-TAX PAYMENTS. IF PANEL, PICKUP, AND OTHER LIGHT TRUCKS ARE COMBINED WITH PASSENGER CARS, THE PERCENTAGES BECOME 93, 89, AND 74, RESPECTIVELY. MEDIUM AND HEAVY TRUCKS AND COMBINATIONS ACCOUNTED FOR 6 PERCENT OF THE REGISTRATIONS,10 PERCENT OF THE TRAFFIC, AND CONTRIBUTED 24 PERCENT OF THE ROAD-USER PAYMENTS. TRACTOR-SEMI-TRAILER AND TRUCK-TRAILER COMBINATIONS INCLUDED IN THE PRECEDING GROUP ACCOUNTED FOR 1 PERCENT OF THE REGISTRATIONS, 3 PERCENT OF THE TRAVEL, AND 12 PERCENT OF USER-TAX-PAYMENTS. BUSES ACCOUNTED FOR LESS THAN 1 PERCENT OF THE REGISTRATIONS AND TRAVEL, AND 2 PERCENT OF THE USER-TAX PAYMENTS. ON THE BASIS OF USER-TAX PAYMENTS PER MILE OF TRAVEL, PASSENGER CARS AND LIGHT TRUCKS PAID 0.5 CENT PER MILE, BUSES PAID 1.6 CENTS, AND MEDIUM AND HEAVY TRUCKS AND COMBINATIONS PAID 1.5 CENTS. THE RATE FOR TRUCK COMBINATIONS ALONE IS SLIGHTLY MORE THAN 2 CENTS PER MILE OF TRAVEL, TRACTOR-SEMITRAILER COMBINATIONS PAYING 2.1 CENTS AND TRUCK-TRAILER COMBINATIONS 2.7. /AUTHOR/

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  • Accession Number: 00200968
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 7 1994 12:00AM