Big changes could be just down the road for North Carolina drivers. A proposal is in the works that would change the state tax system to charge drivers by the mile, instead of at the gas pump, according to a report from WTVD.
The proposal would be to charge .5 cents per mile for cars, which would generate almost $500 million in annual state revenue. A driver who traveled 15,000 miles in a year would pay about $75.
The report says lawmakers are looking at making changes because of falling state gas tax revenues – in part because of more fuel-efficient cars requiring less gas. North Carolina drivers currently pay one of the highest gas taxes in the nation.