Look at the hassle they had trying to get the new air-traffic control center going, and it only has to handle a few thousand air-craft.
I think the only real way to make car drivers pay for the distance they travel is with petrol tax. I agree it is outrageous that out of every £10 spent at the pump about £8 is tax, but at least this way it can't be avoided.
Scrap the tax-disk.
Next is scrap 3rd party car insurance. add a little bit extra onto the cost of fuel, and the insurance is bought with the fuel. If you want fully comp, then go buy it yourself, the 3rd party part of insurance comes with the fuel.
OK, so those who do more miles pay more for their insurance, but as they spend more time on the road they are more likely to have an accident, so they should pay more. Is it fare that a pensioner who does 10 miles a week to do the weekly shopping, should pay the same insurance (for the same car) as a rep who does 200 miles a day?
As for the MOT. the MOT bods are in the process of computerizing the MOT issuing process. Once this has happened there will be a central data-base showing which car's have an MOT and which don't. Link this database to filling stations. A camera at the petrol station scans the reg of the car, and if it shows as having no mot, the filling station refuses to sell you petrol for it, and an automatic system contacts the police with the relevent information.