Yes, Maine roads are in horrible condition, but why should I, the owner of a hybrid weighing in at less than 2,500 pounds, be surcharged $200, while the owner of a vehicle weighing in at 5,500 pounds pays no surcharge?
Weight damages roads. If the gasoline tax cannot produce enough revenue to properly repair roads, place the surcharge on weight. An added bonus to the weight surcharge is that Maine would at least appear concerned about the environment.
Thanks for listening.