Only in Britain
Only in Britain, where the Nanny State has drivers lulled into a near catatonic state with relentless surveillance, petty legislation,
speed scam safety cameras, and minimal police presence on the roads to actually maintain driving standards, can you expect to find a Bugatti Veyron involved in a crash.
Without prejudice to the facts of the event, which we’ve clearly no chance of ever discovering, the authorities will no doubt be rubbing their hands in glee, with this godsend of an opportunity to lash out at a nice soft target, and hold up a waving “We told you so” finger
No-one was reported injured, but with the gift of a pregnant woman in the other car (she taken to hospital as a precaution), and jealous (zealous?) witnesses ready to stand up be counted by doing their duty and reporting (some over-paid rich bugger) to Surrey Police that they saw the £800,000 Bugatti travelling at excessive speed, the driver has been charged with driving without due care and attention.
I wonder if these witnesses would be so ready to do their civic duty if some kid had been gunned down in front of them, and a bunch of gun toting druggies had waved their hardware in their direction and told them they were DEAD if they said a word to the police? That’s not fair, of course they would – WHOOOOOOOOOOSH!!!!!!! – Look!, there goes another flying pig…
Nope, I’m not telling you what I drive (not a Veyron anyway) but can speak from experience and say that I’m well and truly fed up being accused of driving at speed, and attracting the attention of the police for ‘excessive speed’. Fortunately, unlike the witnesses above (exactly how were they qualified to judge ‘excessive speed’?) the police are required to provide objective evidence when they do this, and their equipment has confirmed that I was always driving within the posted speed limit at the place they wished to play games, and, since that game also includes an automatic breathalyser (who actually thinks we need a Random Breathalyser Law?) nowadays, I also had evidence (if I’d needed it) that I wasn’t the one that was drinking – at all!
And you can still find someone that’s surprised to hear motorists think they’re being victimised 😆