If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

- George Washington

Thursday, 31 December 2009

Oh, and ...

Just one last positive thought for 2009.

A few days ago, I renewed the bike insurance, and got a cracking deal from eBike (both bikes, fully comp, £175). They wanted details of previous convictions, and when I finally dug out my licence and checked on the Directgov website, I realised that I now have a clean licence. My 'offence' was in 2005, and the points stay on your licence for four years, so I am now officially rehabilitated and inoffensive.

There is something deep inside me that likes this, and I am very keen to preserve my newly-pristine status. Not by conforming mindlessly to the unintelligent blunt instrument that is our speeding legislation, but by not getting caught again. There are ways ...


  1. Amen to that.

    Inappropriate speed kills. If you didn't die or get nicked for it, then it must have been appropriate speed...

  2. I rather like the argument that, if speed kills, Concorde must have been the most dangerous transport ever to exist. Of course, it's the wrong speed in the wrong place that is the problem. And who is to decide what is an appropriate speed for my vehicle, at a certain time, in certain traffic conditions, on a certain road? Me? Good heavens, no. It's the Government, by Act of Parliament. Logical, really.


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