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new legislation comming our way

PostPost by: twincamman » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:05 am

the safety Gestapo have started a campaign IN North America in order to stop people who wear glasses and other optical vision corrections from driving a car without a prescription ground windshield fitted their cars !and said part to held in p-lace with British standard whitworth fasteners --- Any one with out 20/20 vision will have to have this done by Sept 2009 ----your optical benefit may be applied to the windshield -- once -- to alleviate the cost -----CORNING GLASS will be the main supplier -----the reason offered is safety as shards of glass from the spectacles in a crash may cause blindness or slipping specticals from the face may cause an accident as of course fogging of the specs may cause loss of control of a car --- :shock: -big brother is here -ed
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:08 am

Ed, you're five hours early with this one. :lol:
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PostPost by: steveww » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:20 am

:lol: Very good. Almost had me there :lol:
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PostPost by: trw99 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:57 am

I can't "see" this one happening! :lol:
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PostPost by: John Larkin » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:02 am

Shush...

Speak such jests in whispers --- those twisted safety police and megalomanic bureaucrats would probably think that something as loopy as a prescription windscreen is a good idea.

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PostPost by: twincamman » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:35 pm

it appears the test car for the prescription wind shield was parked in the sun and optical convergence caused the vehicle to burst merrily into flames > The automotive overseers have gone back to their cave to rethink this short sighted idea -----ed
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PostPost by: elansprint » Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:26 pm

Ed you want to get out more
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:49 pm

Anyone remember the Billy Connolly stand up on this subject - apparently his father was a very proud steelworker and would not wear glasses, neither had he passed his car driving test and so drove a 3 wheeler (Reliant Robin). When told he had to wear glasses to drive he was up in arms over it until Billy told him he could have a prescription windscreen fitted. Just imagine the shock on pedestrians and other drivers faces when you saw this 3 wheeler coming down the road with this great big head sat in it! Great image!
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PostPost by: twincamman » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:04 pm

hi Ian----well after the disturbance in Edinburgh with the drunken Irishman and the angry Mimes and irate Morris dancers I cant go many places until the restraining order is lifted by Her Majesty - :cry: -BTW ---did they rebuild Waverly station after the damage from that night yet????-ed
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PostPost by: RobL7/Elan » Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:47 pm

Ed,

Also I understand that if you do not opt for the vision corrected windshield you must paint your car white, with a red nose of course.

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PostPost by: twincamman » Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:56 pm

actually the legislation requests you wave your white cane out the driver window and all other cars relinquish the right of way -- :shock: -ed
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PostPost by: twincamman » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:03 pm

or all red
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:09 pm

twincamman wrote:actually the legislation requests all other cars relinquish the right of way -- :shock: -ed


......but that is already in force on the M25 if you own a BMW :shock:
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PostPost by: twincamman » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:14 pm

aha ------that confims my theory that a driver side white cane is standard equipment on all BMW s -- 8) -ed
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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:09 am

Here in the states every new BM W comes with a dunce's cap. I think they've been doing that for about 25 years.
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