Driverless cars will geld the dangerous stallions of the road | Catherine Bennett
The technology can’t come soon enough if it can free us from reckless men who put ‘fun’ before safety
With its new report suggesting the removal of speed bumps, among various proposals for reducing lethal levels of air pollution, Nice (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) finds itself, possibly for the first time, the toast of British motorists. Finally, the health experts have realised what speed enthusiasts have known all along – that being knocked down by an overkeen motorist is a vastly superior way to die than slow extinction by particulates. At last, someone out there comprehends the level of suffering when speeding drivers, presumably to advertise disdain for bumps, as opposed to cognitive impairment, refuse to slow down to 20mph and must then pay for the self-generated repairs.
“Hooray,” writes a bump-hater in the Telegraph. “They have for years been damaging car springs, tyres and headlights.” It has long been a token of faith, among members of the Top Gear community, that such damage is quite unconnected with speeding drivers, but entirely the fault of council busybodies determined to restrain all drivers, not just the sociopaths to whom all rival traffic must yield.
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Source: Guardian Transport