Connecticut Discriminates Against Motorcycles

According to the Boston Globe, among the new laws taking effect in the State of Connecticut is one that exempts fuel-efficient passenger veh...

According to the Boston Globe, among the new laws taking effect in the State of Connecticut is one that exempts fuel-efficient passenger vehicles from the State's sales tax.

If a passenger vehicle gets at least 40 miles on a gallon of gas, you don't have to pay sales tax to purchase it. Except, this law doesn't include motorcycles.

The original article from the Boston Globe originally said that motorcycles were included, but a few days later published a correction saying that the law does not include motorcycles...
In a Dec. 31 story about Connecticut sales tax exemptions beginning in 2008 for fuel-efficient passenger vehicles, The Associated Press incorrectly reported that motorcycles are among the vehicles eligible for the exemptions. Motorcycles are not considered passenger vehicles and are not exempt from sales taxes, according to the state Department of Revenue Services.
I mean if the State is going to reward people for driving fuel-efficient vehicles, then why isn't it rewarding people for riding motorcycles? Motorcycles are MORE fuel-efficient than cars.

Me thinks there's some kind of discrimination here.

Hell, I can get anywhere from 40-50mpg on my Harley, depending on how I ride it, and it helps reduce congestion on roadways, and frees up parking space for environmentalist wackos and their Volkswagen Beetles.

Why is that when people talk about the need for more fuel-efficient vehicles, motorcycles are never mentioned as a solution?

I think Connecticut legislators need to reconsider.

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