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March 09, 2007

A British Car… In British Hands? Surely not!

Aston Martin, one of the finest car makes in the world. Traditionally a British brand.

But how’s this for a shocker? It might actually be bought – i.e. paid for – by a BRIT!

This is shocking news for the world of cars. It’s rumoured Dave Richards and his team might even launch a Formula 1 team in 2008. Finally some good news for the British car industry.


July 19, 2006

I've got a good idea…

I've come up with a brilliant idea. The EU are always making us do stupid things, using the excuse that everyone else in Europe has to do it too.

This isn't always bad. For instance our car emissions standards, if replicated in the US, would mean they wouldn't require ANY oil from the Middle East. That's right. SUV drivers are responsible for the war in Iraq.

But that's not my point.

The EU should introduce compulsory cruise control in all new cars. It'd be like the button Formula 1 drivers press when they enter the pit–lane, but would limit cars at 30mph. Whenever a driver enters a 30mph zone, they could elect to press the button and the car will be brought down to a steady 29.9mph.

It makes sense, doesn't it? It's very easy to drift well over 30mph without really trying. And constantly looking at the speedo means you're always taking your eyes off the road. It would slash the number of speeding drivers in residential areas. But of course it would slash income made from speed cameras, and so would probably never happen.

Anyway, it's genius, I reckon.


April 03, 2006

Possibly the most stupid idea I've heard for a while…

So the AA Trust are calling for curfews and passenger-limits for young drivers (i.e. 17–21).

I wonder if they've thought this one through…

Imagine a typical night out, possibly involving a drive into town, or even to another town. Public transport's a definite no-no, and you're not going to even bother asking your Mum to give you a lift to a club.

If the government listen to these imbeciles at the AA, then the following will happen:

  • people will ignore the curfew (which is of course daft anyway)
  • cars will only have three people in, rather than five
  • this means more pollution
  • this also means more young drivers on the road
  • this also makes it more likely that someone will drink-drive
  • this means more young deaths on the road.

Really guys, ignoring the civil liberties aspect (how the hell else are young people supposed to get out?), did you really think this one through?


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