The height of lunacy ?

Posted on April 21, 2009. Filed under: Police issues | Tags: , , , |

If you eat ,snack, drink ,map-reading or listening to loud music , laughing aloud ,tuning your radio, changing CD’s or arguing with your passengers while driving on the road, you would be fined £60 on-the-spot fine and you would have to pay a hefty 40% increase in your insurance coverage.

You may even be blacklisted and cannot get coverage for your car insurance.

The authorities may even use helicopters and smart cars with hidden cameras to catch you and mail the fines to you. My sympathies to those who live there and cannot escape the law. Those drivers there will have to play a cat and mouse game with those authorities.

This is termed as careless driving without due care and attention in that country.

In order to reduce fatal accidents due to carelessness and human errors, they have resorted to such drastic methods.

I hope my country will not copy such extreme measures or we will all die!

What about driving with only one hand? I know there are some who drives with one hand on the steering wheel while the other hand is placed on the arm rest.Does it mean that we have to have both hands on the steering wheels?

This is lunacy of the highest order! If this law were to apply over here, then 99% of the drivers would be fined or banned from driving ..LOL!

Those traffic police will have a bonanza time filling in their pockets instead of issuing them summons for those offenses.

If you are thirsty or hungry while driving , you cannot eat or stop by the side of the highway because that would be an offense unless it is in specific rest stops .

Would it not be more dangerous when the mind is always thinking of water or food than concentrating on the highway?

The traffic police can issue you a fine on the slightest reason and many people just pay up because going to court can be a hassle.

The authorities want to make that country the safest road in the world. The speed limits has also been reduced from 30mph(48kmh) to 20mph(32kmh) in certain places.

With today’s modern powerful cars with built in safety features, it is madness to drive that slow on the road.

Furthermore the road is so straight that boredom or sleepiness may set in when you drive at such slow speed.

That stretch of road is a money making enterprise for the state. Many will break the speed limits and have to pay a fine.

We should ban the car and go back to the horse and carriage era or only allow the cars that can only go at 20mph..LOL!

If the cars don’t get banned, most drivers would lose their driving license from such strict enforcements of the law and will not be able to drive again.

Maybe we should all ride the bicycle or tricycle if we don’t want to contribute to the finances of the state.

Count your blessing ,we have some sane and pragmatic lawmakers .

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