Daily Blog 08/12/2011

  • A recent poll has revealed that 85 percent of drivers admit to running through amber lights to cut time off their journeys, according to Fleet News.

    Thrifty, a leading car and van rental firm, questioned 3,000 motorists about their attitude to amber lights. Almost four out of ten stated that they would rarely stop when faced with an amber light, with 16 percent confessing that they treat an amber light as if it was green.

    Crossing a traffic light while it is on amber, about to turn to red, is a moving traffic offence, unless the driver can show that it was unsafe to stop. Thirty-five percent of motorists, however, were unaware that this is illegal, and carries the threat of penalty points and a fine.

    Running an amber light can place road users in danger, with 13 percent of motorists being involved in an accident or near miss because of ‘amber gamblers’. Almost a quarter of respondents admitted to being sworn at or beeped by another driver and half said that a passenger had shouted at them.

    tags: driving roadsafety

  • The last two decades have seen a terrifying decline in standards among the British governing elite. It has become acceptable for our politicians to lie and to cheat. An almost universal culture of selfishness and greed has grown up.

    It is not just the feral youth of Tottenham who have forgotten they have duties as well as rights. So have the feral rich of Chelsea and Kensington.

    tags: riots Politics

  • As you know it’s a tough life being a right-wing commentator when you have to deal with political correctness, complete political domination by liberal elites, and an oppressive media where literally nothing can be discussed unless first cleared by eco-feminazis and Diversity Officers.

    This fearless breed of truth-tellers are always at hand to explain how the left is to blame for the latest atrocity, from terriorist attacks in Norway to burning buses in London. Nothing will escape their sharp gaze.

    tags: riots right-wing

  • For the last year, Great Britain has embraced austerity to a degree that would make some American conservatives blush. The purpose of shrinking government was to reduce debt. But the effect has been to kill the economy. With the UK tottering on the razor’s edge of recession, consumer confidence is at a record low, unemployment is rising, and even the most optimistic economists predict one-percent expansion for the rest of the year.

    tags: austerity anarchy riots

  • The United States military loses contact with an unmanned plane designed to be able to reach any global target in one hour. The hypersonic Falcon HTV-2 was on a test flight.

    tags: US plane weapons

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