i completely disagree!! NC should have thrown the book at him!! if you read the article, the NC fuel tax goes into road construction. just think of all the damage that his 1981 Mercedes is doing to the roads and he's not paying for it!!!
and soon enough, you'll have a whole-bunch of Mercedes running the roads, ripping them up, and not paying a dime for it!! i bet if you had about 20 other mercedes traveling the road and not paying for the damage that they are creating, they'd have the roads so torn up that they're impassible inside of 3 months. it's true - i did the math:
[1981 Mercedes x 20 x (Road Destruction value) + $0 for construction/repair costs] / (Road Destruction + repair rate) = 89 days!!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif
man, i can't believe the nerve of this guy. you NC'ers better take care of your roads. have you seen the roads here in SC?? me thinks there are a few Mercedes running around here that aren't paying their taxes either. that's the only way i can explain it....
go get'em, gov't !!!!