COUN Dave Merrett seems intent on trying to cut vehicle traffic congestion in the York city centre.

I feel this is most unfair, as car owners have to pay high vehicle tax, insurance and maintenance costs and then be told which roads and bridges they can use.

I believe car drivers have paid more than enough to have the right to use their vehicles when and where they choose.

Why should car users have to pay for public transport as well as paying expenses for a car, only to leave it at home?

It’s about time the Government introduced a pay-as-you-drive scheme so car users only paid tax and insurances for days they decided to use their vehicle.

Otherwise there is no financial incentive for car owners to leave their vehicles at home.

Paul Bowes, Cherrywood Crescent, Fulford, York.