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On the Right…..or in the Wrong?


More E.U Interference?

In a report published recently it has detailed the EU requirement for Britain to change it’s historical laws of driving on the left and to drive on the right to fit in with the rest of the European Union.

Recent Road Safety Studies show that countries that drive on the right have better safety records with less crashes, particularly for motorcyclists, than those that drive on the left.

The reasons for this are not detailed in the report but made interesting reading…….well quite interesting………well a little bit interesting…. (It’s as interesting as an EU report can be!)

In recent months Britain’s Motorcycle Safety figures have come in for some stiff critiscm and the British Government have not been able to fight the move and have stated that the requirement set in place an experiment to drive on the right will have to be implemented.

It is intended that it will be introduced experimentally a year from today in the following towns,

Andover, Peterborough, Reading, Ipswich and Llandudno First.

This gives those towns earmarked for the proposal, time to set in the place the necessary Road Traffic Regulation changes and temporary changes to road layouts and traffic By-Laws etc.

“This is no mean feat and we will be supporting Britain in implementing this road safety inititiative”, said EU Traffic Minister Fredric-Oscar Olander.

“It is particularly encouraging to see the massive reduction in motorcycle casualities that can be achieved by such a move”.

We’ll see. Is this just another measure to make things harder for us in Britain, suffering EU interference, (Changes to the Motorcycle Test, and New Motorcycle Licensing Regulations etc)

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  1. I presume the date of this posting is relevant?

  2. Happy April Fools Day. He He

  3. Many a true word spoken in jest – this happened to one country as I recall back in the 1970’s but for the life of me I can’t remember which country it was.

  4. Nice one Andy, apparently we have to be carefull of flying penguins as well,
    Jim

  5. I don’t know what you are talking about. This is serious stuff…..oh okay

    Take the Capital letters from the list of towns where the experiment will take place

    And the line then reads ‘APRIL First’.

    Take a look at the EU Minsiter’s name
    F redric-O scar OL ander

    The Davinci Code this isn’t….

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