One is severly caned if one decides on the purchase of a gleaming auto.
Even if you're reasonably law abiding, careful, and sensible in your car
conduct, its a minefield to navigate the barriers to happy motoring.
Especially if you're at the poorer end of the scale. Those governmental
bullies are gonna make you give up your pride and joy whether you like it
or not. Firstly, after shelling out a fortune for the hardware, theres a
feast of killer costs to keep you afloat. Not just tax and insurance, but
that ever tougher Mot test. Every year its a new test level that you have
to buy your way out of. Great if you've got endless revenue. But who has?
Then secondly, once you've got out on the road, and you've filled up with
over taxed fuel, you find the limited roadspace is vandalised by mounds
(see ROADSPACE )
which sieze up London for most of the day.
The Mayor has now stung every owner with the congestion charge tax -
an extra charge to drive into the central zone, thus displacing more traffic
unevenly. More congestion.
And all this has been corruptly managed, hitting people with false demands
for payments. Also, whilst on your route, one's progress is haunted by
thousands of speed cameras, which are also subject to the same
corruptibility, and are setting such inflexible limits to road use. Add to
this the mayor's messing with the traffic light sequence and timing, and
you've got the misery that is London driving. They sure do just want to
put people off using their cars.
Thirdly, once you hit the destination, you hit
Traffic Warden hell, where endless yellow lines pollute the capital, where
tickets, towing, and clamping bully the sad car owner into submission.
That was never five minutes!
It's a systematic terrorism against the poor motorist. I think it's
criminal, and I would like all the organisers of this fraudulent
behaviour brought to justice, especially that bogus mayor.