A public petition against the Estonian government’s planned car tax collected 65,565 signatures by its close on 31 August 2023, ERR reports. The Estonian Car Owners Association (EAOL) initiated the petition in the middle of July 2023. The number of signatures is the highest ever for public petitions on the Citizen Initiative Portal (Rahvaalgatus). The petition has now been handed over to the Estonian parliament, the Riigikogu, for consideration. The government plans to publish the final version of the proposed car tax in September 2023.