Driving test

Regarding Chris Leonard’s observations on the road tax categories of 4x4s, there is no specific vehicle excise duty band for these vehicles.


Re Chris Leonard’s observations on the road tax categories of 4x4s (Letters, 24 March) there is no specific vehicle excise duty band for these vehicles. it is just that most 4x4s fall into the higher CO2 emission bands. So a Panda 4×4 would not be affected.

He is also wrong about needing a 4×4 for snow and ice. Two years ago, I overtook two 4x4s and a large Vauxhall, which were struggling to get up an ice-covered hill. I did some shopping, returned home, then did the same again, overtaking the vehicles in about the same position.

The car I was driving was a two-wheel-drive VW Lupo 3L — with CO2 emissions of 81g/km (band A).

Richard Brown

Heathfield, East Sussex