How Many Child Seats Fit Into The Back Of A Smart Car?
The Sunday Times:
…Alistair Darling is planning a series of green taxes designed to force consumers to become more environmentally friendly. The centrepiece of the chancellor’s first budget is expected to be a levy on new cars, which could put £2,000 on the price of the largest “gas guzzlers”.
However, it will hit also families buying saloons, estates and people carriers. “People don’t take much account of the cost of car tax and fuel when buying a car, it is the price sticker in the showroom that makes the difference,” said a senior Treasury official…
Obviously, the Treasury had nothing to do with the expansion of child seat laws, which helped drive up the demand for larger vehicles that would enable families to stay within the law? Safety law which has reached the point of sophistication, now, that so much as placing a child in the front passenger seat is decreed to be dangerous (owing to the air bag), and even 11 year olds may need car seats? Legalities which have led to families with only two children simultaneously under age 11, to require close to a small bus to venture from Point A to Point B?
…The new tax is expected to be based on the seven bands used to determine car tax. It will mean that Band A and B cars such as the Prius and Smart car will become relatively cheaper to buy…
Or does the Treasury perchance know the secret configuration, which enables two car-seated children to fit legally into a Smart car? But it hardly matters, since Britain’s overpopulated anyway. Thankfully, all that safety nonsense is to be reversed, for fewer children in the long run can only but mean a “greener” Britain. Indeed, far better “a price sticker” that will mean safer, bigger vehicles are far more expensive than they’ve been . . . so more children will perish in traffic accidents.
And thus Labour micro-meddling brilliance continues, unabated . . .