Originally Posted by Biggles
So why do cars need to go more than 100 mph. Its only legal in a few countries and its not legal at all in the UK. So maybe this man has a point.
Everytime I see a car doing 100mph plus I just think prat, if its on a motorway and if I see one on other roads I find my life is in the hands of the car that is doing the ridiculous speed.
Anyone who does 100 mph + is being completely selfish and sod the poor innocent driver and pasengers that get in his way.
They dont is the short answer Biggles...however,
The same engine that gets my car to nearly three times the legal limit in this country is the one that has the poke to get me out of dangerous situations v v quickly caused by others or myself, needs brakes that can stop 2 tonne of car from 70 to 0 in less time than it takes to fart and puts power through 4 wheels to keep it on the road when others are at risk of losing it in the wet/ice. The combination is infinitely safer than your average car and it isnt this stalinist governments place to dictate which type of car I purchase to a) keep my pax and I safe and b) enjoy driving.
More energy should be spent on teaching drivers how to drive safely - the old dear in the brand new clio who drove the wrong way, up the one way sliproad at Emsworth onto the A27 (under the speed limit) this afternoon is a case in point - who's more of a risk, her or me driving well above the legal limit on an empty M6 to Scotland?
I frequently drive at over a ton, only when on my own and when safe to do so - call me a pratt if you want, but for me, the bigger pratt is the guy in the 1.1 micra who does 40 in a 30, or 35 past the local school whilst on a mobile and the increasing number of drivers who have no concept of motorway lane discipline.