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Noisy cars = MOT failure - HURRAH!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Amchlolor, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. Oranoco
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    Not at all I'm quite willing to abide by a sensible regulation and as well as most people on here get annoyed by the lads who nail a straight through piece of scaffold tube on and make a 1.2 Clio sound like it's a lunar rocket.

    Why do I sound like the sort of person you'd like to see stopped? Because of what I drive perhaps? All the systems I have used are 100% street legal and have been fitted to aid exhaust gas flow not sound louder. A loud system is of no use to me at all as I wouldn't get past noise tests on track.

    Be intresting to see how your Alpina faired up to the 80db test as you might find yourself also labled as one of the noisy hooligan types that your currently jumping up and down about.

    I'm not saying you're wrong just that you seem to be getting excessively wound up about something that most other people would just curse about then get on with their lives
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    This is where it is so hard to set a standard\limit, I hate the saxo\corsa flat out in first gear chavs,however I had a sporty exhaust on the 3.2,it was not a loud one mind, I dont however drive like a loon\idiot in built up areas, as MB kind of said it can be the driving style\mentality of some people to blame aswell as the vehicle, I agree we need to enforce a limit, but I also think that 80db is a bit low-just my opinion.
    On a different note-I could see the gov" raising the driving age to reduce the number of cars & younger drivers on the road-not that it would make a difference to this subject.:shrug:
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    That's a whole other debate, but one I'm interested in nonetheless (and it is my thread...)
    Whilst I don't know if I'd raise the minimum driving age, I would restrict the type of cars they are able to drive.
    Bikers are restricted to 33bhp for two years, for example.
    They have to pass a further test to get more power.
    Yet a car driver is only restricted by the thickness of his wallet?
    It's all wrong.
    I'd be in favour of young drivers being restricted to 60bhp cars for two years, with any blemishes on their licence in that time meaning they go back to square one.
    If they go through those two years without any black marks, they then have to pass a further test to drive more powerful cars.
    I believe it may work this way in other EU countries, possible Ireland???
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    That's one thing we can agree on. I've posted this exact thing before on many forums.
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    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

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    Restricting the bhp of cars available to new drivers wouldnt do a blind thing.

    Each year, usually over christmas we lose alot of young drivers and I can tell you know the majority of the time the cars they are driving arent "quick" at all. Its a simple matter of experience and knowledge. Driving to theirs and their cars capabilities and the conditions at the time.

    I think the issue lies in the driving teaching and test. It needs to be more thorough. I believe road safety should be taught in school on a permanent basis, not just 1 visit from a useless Policeman.
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    You're probably right, actually.
    Better to restrict their speed, regardless of what they drive.
    I believe Ireland has a graduated licence scheme where

    1/ Drivers must display 'R' plates for a year
    2/ Are restricted to 45mph
    3/ Have restricted night-time driving

    Anyone accruing 6 points in their first two years gets their licence taken off them and they're made to resit both theory and practical tests.
    This was as a response to accident statistics that showed newly qualified drivers were responsible for 7% of fatal accidents, despite only accounting for 1.5% of licence holders.
    Speaking as the parent of one young daughter (with another one due in two weeks), I dread the day I see either of them getting into a car with a newly qualified male.....

    Interesting read here

    http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/n...008/news-doe-220408-foster-launches-drive.htm
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    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

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    Yes I certainly think night time driving could be restricted.
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    Would you support a 'shoot on sight' policy?:laugh:
    I'd apply for that job.
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    I suspect our motives are different lol
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    lol some good ideas in regards to restricting drivers - Still think everyone having to sit some kind of driver re assesment every 5 years would be sensible

    Richard
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