The off-road community is full of folks that love enjoying their rides on a regular basis so itís with disappointment that we let you know that Massachusetts has introduced a pilot program that will impose a vehicle mileage usage fee on drivers to supplement gas-tax revenue that is being lost due to improved fuel economy in modern vehicles.
Affecting at least 1,000 people to start with, the new vehicle mileage usage fee program will install on-board mileage counters in participantsí vehicles. Using the data collected from the counters, the state will then impose a fee on each driver based on how many miles they drove.
If deemed successful, Massachusetts could implement the program in full force, charging all drivers based on miles traveled rather than gas consumption. This will not only affect enthusiasts that use their primary vehicles on and off road, it will also affect enthusiasts who trailer their off-road machines to recreation areas.