Worth trying again

Worth trying again

Worth trying again

First published in Letters by

I SEE my suggestion about taxing and registering cyclists has caused people to tell me that it has been tried (usually overseas) and it has not worked.

My reply to this is that this was in the days when computers weighed a ton and occupied a small house so let us try again. After all, civilization would not have advanced very far if we had given up at the first attempt.

M C Usherwood, Mendip Close, Huntington, York.

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12:54pm Fri 2 May 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Yeah cos registering motor vehicles worked didn't it? I NEVER see ANY bad behaviour from motorists or reckless and dangerous driving and the road casualty statistics are so low as to be negligible.

Like a reverse Anna Semlyen, Mr Usherwood's desire to see cyclists taxed and registered comes not from a wish to improve road safety but from a personal vengeance, a sense of injustice and a need for retribution.
Yeah cos registering motor vehicles worked didn't it? I NEVER see ANY bad behaviour from motorists or reckless and dangerous driving and the road casualty statistics are so low as to be negligible. Like a reverse Anna Semlyen, Mr Usherwood's desire to see cyclists taxed and registered comes not from a wish to improve road safety but from a personal vengeance, a sense of injustice and a need for retribution. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: -2

2:32pm Fri 2 May 14

Ichabod76 says...

Buzzz Light-year wrote:
Yeah cos registering motor vehicles worked didn't it? I NEVER see ANY bad behaviour from motorists or reckless and dangerous driving and the road casualty statistics are so low as to be negligible.

Like a reverse Anna Semlyen, Mr Usherwood's desire to see cyclists taxed and registered comes not from a wish to improve road safety but from a personal vengeance, a sense of injustice and a need for retribution.
Have you never heard of a motorist being tracked down by their registration details ?
[quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Yeah cos registering motor vehicles worked didn't it? I NEVER see ANY bad behaviour from motorists or reckless and dangerous driving and the road casualty statistics are so low as to be negligible. Like a reverse Anna Semlyen, Mr Usherwood's desire to see cyclists taxed and registered comes not from a wish to improve road safety but from a personal vengeance, a sense of injustice and a need for retribution.[/p][/quote]Have you never heard of a motorist being tracked down by their registration details ? Ichabod76
  • Score: -2

3:18pm Fri 2 May 14

TheTruthHurts says...

Ichabod76 wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
Yeah cos registering motor vehicles worked didn't it? I NEVER see ANY bad behaviour from motorists or reckless and dangerous driving and the road casualty statistics are so low as to be negligible.

Like a reverse Anna Semlyen, Mr Usherwood's desire to see cyclists taxed and registered comes not from a wish to improve road safety but from a personal vengeance, a sense of injustice and a need for retribution.
Have you never heard of a motorist being tracked down by their registration details ?
And that always works because humans, as paragons of virtue have never driven stolen cars, displayed false plates or had their registration covered.
[quote][p][bold]Ichabod76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Yeah cos registering motor vehicles worked didn't it? I NEVER see ANY bad behaviour from motorists or reckless and dangerous driving and the road casualty statistics are so low as to be negligible. Like a reverse Anna Semlyen, Mr Usherwood's desire to see cyclists taxed and registered comes not from a wish to improve road safety but from a personal vengeance, a sense of injustice and a need for retribution.[/p][/quote]Have you never heard of a motorist being tracked down by their registration details ?[/p][/quote]And that always works because humans, as paragons of virtue have never driven stolen cars, displayed false plates or had their registration covered. TheTruthHurts
  • Score: 6

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