So … it looks like that old Tory Government of ours are on the way towards foisting driverless cars upon us.
Transport Minister Claire Perry said:
Driverless cars are the future. I want Britain to be at the forefront of this exciting new development, to embrace a technology that could transform our roads and open up a brand new route for global investment.
Is that right Claire .. exciting technology?
Exciting for who?
Oh you mean the investment? That’s what gets you lot excited.
I cannot imagine anything worse than to have this nanny-state government of ours force us into using driverless cars.
It would take the fun out of driving .. so they can fuck right off .. right there.
Heres how it is .. I love my cars .. I love to drive fast .. I love to get the top down and drive as fast as I like anywhere I like.
Of course, only where it’s safe to do so.
Seriously .. don’t be a fucking idiot!
But the point is .. that I choose, not this nanny-state who have introduced speed cameras under the guise of road-safety when it is really about revenue collection
If road safety was their real concern then why don’t they have speed cameras outside every school?
Do they really want to make the roads safer?
How about a technology that fixes pot-holes?
How about cameras to fine the lane-hoggers who sit in the overtaking lane and prevent us from passing safely.
How about regular driving test resits every 10 years?
How about jailing anyone who is caught drink driving?
I don’t mean giving them a years ban after it’s been through the court .. I mean that night once they are caught .. mandatory 30 days .. no arguments.
Imagine calling home to tell the wife .. sorry dear, I had a few beers and was caught driving home .. see you in 30 days .. can you call in sick for me?
No-one but no-one is going to drink drive if there is the slightest possibility that they go to the clink for 30 days.
On the flip-side, there might be some benefits in this driver-less car technology.
Let’s say you drive into town, bump into some friends and decide to have a few beers .. no problem .. just jump in your driverless Johnny Car and have him take you home.