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Old 09-30-2005, 11:01   #1 (permalink)
Tom Woods
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Re: Things that never make the news...

On Fri, 30 Sep 2005 14:54:23 +0100, Mother <"@ {mother} @"@101fc.net>
wrote:

>A EU funded 'focus group' (sic) made a recommendation that the EU
>introduce legislation to ban vehicle manufacturers from including an
>ashtray in the design of new cars, as it may encourage drivers to
>smoke.
>
>They concluded that smoking whilst driving was dangerous, furthermore,
>it posed a health risk to the driver and potentially, via passive
>smoking, any passenger(s). They queried whether they (the EU) could
>later face actions and claims for illness or injury as a consequence
>of not implementing such a strategy.
>
>Thankfully someone saw sense before this went any further. Sadly the
>focus group were not summarily executed and are now looking at banning
>pointed kitchen knives.
>
>This, at the time when the EU say that they intend to simplify
>legislation and make it more understandable!


The car makers should just fit cars with a drawer with an optional ash
tray insert. That would keep everybody happy!

I keep change, fuses, nuts, bolts and crimp terminals (there always
seem to be some in there along with a hair grip) in my ash tray and i
hate it when i'm trying to get some money out and it gets stuck under
the metal grilly bit. a dedicated bits drawer would be much more use.
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Old 09-30-2005, 15:03   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Things that never make the news...

On Fri, 30 Sep 2005 18:35:38 +0100, Tom Woods wrote:

> The car makers should just fit cars with a drawer with an optional
> ash tray insert. That would keep everybody happy!


Thats not a bad idea and would work in the Disco II already the coin
drawer and ash tray are inter changeable either side of the front
drinks holder.

You still need the availabilty of plugin 12v power though but they
could use that as an excuse to provide a decent power socket and
connector. You never know one designed for the job of providing power,
reliably.

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Old 09-30-2005, 15:03   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Things that never make the news...

Dave Liquorice wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Sep 2005 18:35:38 +0100, Tom Woods wrote:
>
>> The car makers should just fit cars with a drawer with an optional
>> ash tray insert. That would keep everybody happy!

>
> Thats not a bad idea and would work in the Disco II already the coin
> drawer and ash tray are inter changeable either side of the front
> drinks holder.
>
> You still need the availabilty of plugin 12v power though but they
> could use that as an excuse to provide a decent power socket and
> connector. You never know one designed for the job of providing power,
> reliably.


Another VW problem, they are perm live. Very irritating

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