Re: PROTEST the New car restriction for P Platers by joining us
Ok, how bout a bit of this reasoning...
New L/P platers won't be able to drive cars with 8 or more cylinders, turbochargers or superchargers or modified vehicles. So where does that leave the children of people who only own such vehicles? egs: V8 Fairmont...older cars with V8's that are gutless (3.5L rover V8 anyone?) 4WD vith V8's or Turbo diesels?
This is plainly the most ridiculous law I've ever seen. It means that an L/P plater could get away with driving something like a Porche Boxter or 911...which are SERIOUSLY quick cars but fall outside those laws.
...Just some other pretty quick (0-100 in < 7 sec) cars that make it "through the net":
Subaru Liberty 3.0R-B
BMW 3 series INCLUDING M3 and CSL
...and thats probably not all of them. Now for some cars that are pulled up but really probably shouldn't be...
Saab 9-3T Vector (8.3 0-100kmh)
Audi A3 Turbo (unknown but more than 8 i think)
Audi A4 1.8 T (more than the 8.8 seconds the 3L V6 takes)
Merc C200K (>8 sec)
Volvo S80 (8.14)
Volkswagen New Beetle Turbo (8.9)
Volkswagen Golf GTi (8.9)
Saab 9-5 Aero Sport Estate (unknown, but huge)
Audi TT (8.93)
Merc SLK 200K (unknown, but slow)
But of course, acceleration is not the problem- SPEED is. You show me 1 current production car that isn't capable of over 150Km/h and i'll show you a pile of bulshit. I've heard reports of DAIHATSU SIRIONS doin 160...
Anyone here who's done high school physics understands that it is acceleration that does the damage in an accident, but it is the NEGATIVE ACCELERATION AS YOU HIT SOMETHING AT HIGH SPEED, not the initial acceleration to get to that speed, that does the damage. So when this law doesn't have any effect, what will the State Government do? Presumably ban cars altogether because they'd have finally done some research into physics.
This situation has arisen from the incredible lack of respect that today's youth (of which I am one for a few more weeks...) has for everything and everyone, including themselves. There is no desire to do wat is right. Also, nobody seems to have any backbone- they just cave in and die to whatever their mates tell them to do.
I drive like a chauffeur and i get ALOT of shit because it...but then again, I've never been booked and never had to worry about it either. Most of them think that their friends will reject them if they don't do what they say. Mine haven't and if they did they weren't much of a friend then.
One final comment on the stupidity of this law- How will it be policed? Will every P Plater driving a car that has a V8, Turbo or Supercharger be pulled over and their liscence inspected? That'd have to be the case considering that it only applies to those who get their liscence after the introduction date. Or what if the car shows no signs of having any of those things or being modified? It would be pure lick catching one of them.
...and in reponse to "XRFOOL"- pull your head in. The number of SHIT fully liscenced drivers is astounding and just because P Platers drive recklessly sometimes doesn't mean they do it all the time. You know there is a difference between a bad driver and a reckless driver...