Yes, again. Interesting read, though.
And as ever the comments are full of people saying – to paraphrase – ‘speed doesn’t kill, bad driving kills.’ No, you muppets, what kills is hitting people with a car.
The situation strikes me as the British equivalent of the American ‘guns don’t kill people, people kill people’ debate, which is a bizarre justification for a gun lobby. Sure, the NRA’s right in a linguistic sense, but mass ownership of firearms certainly makes it more likely that I’ll get shot in the head.
I used to buy car magazines; I was wildly excited about my Mini Cooper. Two things have more-or-less seen off my interest in cars: my desire not to be aligned with the nonsense spouted by the road lobby, and Mercedes, who naffed up the Smart Roadster so badly I doubt I’ll ever forgive them.
Damn, that could have been a great car.