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Re: Motorway Madness - A Rant
I have been an advocate of limiting the type of cars new drivers can drive and where they can drive them until they have taken and passed a second harder driving course within a fixed time of passing their basic test to drive up the standards of driving on our roads.
Car insurance will normally act as a reality awakener - but that presumes that every driver is insured...
But got to agree, seperate tests for different classes of car or power/weight would also be a step forward.
Sadly, its easier to convey the 'speed kills' message (and easier to enforce), rather than the true
message which should be 'cr@p driving kills' - try policing that with a camera...
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater