Every time I hear or read a brainless nincompoop of a civil servant uttering things about "health and safety risks" on American roads, I have to laugh out loud.
Not only are the U.S. roads the most dangerous ones in the Western world, but many of the vehicles there wouldn't even pass a minor technical inspection here, not to mention the unexisting skills of many of the drivers.
Sometimes I really wish that people would be forced to look over their own edge of the plate, e.g. looking at how things are down in other countries, before they get a paid job with the authorities. But that would include admitting that not everything in the USA is "world leading" and therefore seems to be an impertinence.
Sorry for the sarcasm but that wanted to get out of my brain and into my fingers with brute force.
Having said that: The Cizeta Moroder is a phantom car, like the Vector. It got huge attention by the press back then but actually never convinced anyone.
Failmerica. It can't POSSIBLY be more dangerous than than their own first gen Chevrolet Corvair which lack a suspension stabiliser bar...
Seems like I put my finger into an open wound there
But I admit I'm grumpy today. I have a cough, headaches and didn't sleep for more than 3 hours last night.
Since we're talking about roads it's actually nine times larger, not a trillion
Technically in this case it's your goverments fault for making up their own asinine standards over there instead of conforming to international regulations (for no other reason than simple NIH) in the first place
Yep NIH and NTTB I am afraid.
Geography prevents the crap from floating away from the city.
Yes, I know that fact well - but it also is true that stricter emissions standards cleaned it up considerably. It also cleaned up other cities as well as reducing actual respiratory illness causing death. No problem with the initial stages of pollution controls at all in my view.
The current idiotic state? Problem.
And your usual tactic of laughing things off when called out on a statement appears.
Isn't that better than breaking into a fight over inanities?
You might have noticed, that I'm very well capable of argueing -- when I consider it worthy spending part of my lifetime on it...
We all react differently. Some of us ride a dead horse, until it is completely decayed.
I'm not that type.
And I still see nothing wrong with my "serious statement", because I clearly indicated it as sarcasm. When it comes to my rants, I have a rather Jeremy-Clarkson-like approach on criticism.
Come to think of it: I find it strange, that you criticize my sarcasm, instead of the Nazi comparison done by another forum member. Very strange.
Am I the only one who thinks the govmint did the right thing? I mean, what kind of idiot imports a supercar without checking if it's actually legal or not?
It's new to me, that Mercedes played a role in that, btw.
However, I'm quite sure they didn't ask the officials to switch their common sense off.