Speed Limting and the Typhoon: Let's do something
Well as we're all aware, the F6 has been copping a fair bit of flack as of late due to its rather 'impressive' figures.
But what about HSV and every other performance car maker in Australia?
It seems that due to the opinions voiced by an ill-informed minority (Scruby, Bracks etc), that the performance car industry is coming under fire for something that has been widely accepted and even praised for decades.
Its now been reported that Bracks wants to limit cars to around 130kms/hr - something that Scruby suggested only a few days ago. Yet NOBODY is looking at the entire issue of road safety as a whole. While it's very easy to come out and say that the likes of FPV and HSV are 'suit wearing terrorists' because of the cars they produce, it's another thing to generalise problems and take aim at manufacturers because of their products evolution.
It's time that Australia as a whole woke up to itself. Cars do not drive themselves. Cars do not kill people - PEOPLE kill people. If someone lacks the common sense to drive in a safe and respoinsible manner, the rest of the motoring public should NOT have to wear that and be penalised for it.
Thus i suggest we all do what we can to voice this - write to your local member, write to the transport ministers of each state and tell them how you feel! It is only through standing up for our rights as responsible and safe drivers that we will make it clear that a blanket generalisation and a 'band aid' measure will not make the situation any better.
I'm seriously contemplating drafting a petition and asking new car dealers if they would carry it for us, as im sure that the vast majority of people looking at cars from GT's to XT's, SS's to Executives, would not appreciated being labeled as hoons simply because they choose to drive a particular model.
Together as a group, lets put our thoughts and opinions into responsible and civil actions to get the message across that we will not be labeled as hoons by a select few wishing to create headlines.
2002 Focus CL Hatch
too slow..............for now