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(BBC)   Whatever happened to those cute, blue, one person cars for disabled people? "I had a few go on fire on me, so you'd stop and other motorists would drag you out as the thing went up in flames." Oh   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 11
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2013-06-29 11:14:16 AM
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I would much rather have a Peel Trident.

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2013-06-29 09:46:44 AM
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ZAZ: effectively a retroactive application of a standard,


A drug, to name just one thing, is an example of a thing that can later be discovered to be harmful, and the government then bans it. Seems like a good idea.

I find it odd that anyone thinks the disabled  want to trundle about in specially identifiable vehicles. They might prefer to just blend in and get on with life.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-06-29 09:02:08 AM
2 votes:
In America it's very rare to outright ban a car that was legally sold and met standards at the time of sale.  I can't think of an example. The recent Jeep recall is close, because it is effectively a retroactive application of a standard, but the expectation is the cars will stay on the road.
2013-06-29 11:45:49 AM
1 votes:

Glitchwerks: It probably had the handling of a Reliant Robin and the ability to catch fire like a Lamborghini or Ferrari.

Sounds like a true automotive legend.


I didn't realize (realise?) these weren't Reliant Robins. I thought the "Invacars" were simply the oldest version. I passed one years back on a bicycle in Yorkshire going up a hill. I passed a different one going down a hill in Cumbria.

Speaking of Robins, they are capable of sporting truck nuts:

silodrome.com
2013-06-29 11:37:03 AM
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2013-06-29 11:36:33 AM
1 votes:
"I had a few go on fire on me, so you'd stop and other motorists would drag you out as the thing went up in flames."

Luxury.

We used to have to get up at 3 am the previous Saturday, dowse ourselves in petrol then roll on surplus shrapnel till a spark caught us on fire. And we were grateful. Especially when dad would beat the flames out with wood chipper.
2013-06-29 11:32:28 AM
1 votes:
They should give them all Reliant Robins.  Perfectly safe cars.

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2013-06-29 11:29:36 AM
1 votes:
It surprises me how many times Europeans have built three wheeled cars backward and then realized they're dangerous.

The two wheels go in the front.

I'm sure they'll introduce a new one next year, then complain it's unsafe.
2013-06-29 11:27:01 AM
1 votes:

ZAZ: In America it's very rare to outright ban a car that was legally sold and met standards at the time of sale.  I can't think of an example. The recent Jeep recall is close, because it is effectively a retroactive application of a standard, but the expectation is the cars will stay on the road.


Yeah you can still own a Pinto or a Corvair if you are into that sort of thing. If Im gonna ride a death trap its gonna have 2 wheels.
2013-06-29 11:19:37 AM
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ZAZ: In America it's very rare to outright ban a car that was legally sold and met standards at the time of sale.


All Invacars were owned by the government and leased to disabled drivers as part of their disability benefit.

That makes it pretty easy for them to take them back.
2013-06-29 11:18:21 AM
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ZAZ: In America it's very rare to outright ban a car that was legally sold and met standards at the time of sale.  I can't think of an example. The recent Jeep recall is close, because it is effectively a retroactive application of a standard, but the expectation is the cars will stay on the road.


The CJ5 came very close thanks to some creative testing procedures and shady journalism. And stupid people.
 
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