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Updated driving test to include mobile phone use

mobile-drivingIn a move described by the Driving Standards Agency as an acknowledgement of the realities of modern life, it was announced that public resources would no longer be invested in attempting to prevent people from dangerous practices such as using mobile phones while driving and instead the driving test will be updated to ensure drivers could manage multi-tasking while in control of a vehicle.

‘It’s a desperately needed step’, claimed Samantha Henshawe, a DSA spokeswoman, ‘the number of accidents that occur while fumbling for a Bluetooth earpiece under the driver’s seat is rising exponentially, but learner drivers aren’t being equipped with the right skills. And really, when was the last time you heard of somebody even trying to reverse around a corner anyway?’

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Posted: Apr 15th, 2009
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UK car manufacturing in turmoil as Clarkson slams new ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’

The British car industry was dealt another blow this week as newly-released supercar, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, was described as ‘diabolical’ by journalist Jeremy Clarkson. In a Sunday Times review Clarkson noted that ‘typically British engineering’ had seen the makers overstretch themselves by adding features such as a rudimentary flight mode, but fail to install sat-nav or an MP3 player, before ‘delusionally’ targeting the car at the one-parent family market.

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Posted: Apr 14th, 2009
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Sat Navs starting to chat, make racist comments

‘Claimed Nick Griffin would make the roads a lot better.’

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Posted: Oct 2nd, 2008
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New Sat Navs to feature ‘Tourette’s setting’

‘Your final destination is two hundred yards on the left. Now go fuck yourself!’

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Posted: Sep 4th, 2007
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