Nanny State Has Dementia

In a prime case of life imitating something really, really stupid, let me introduce you to a place called England:

From September West Midlands fire engines en route to an incident will have to stay under 45 in 30 zones, and under 80 on the motorway.

A particular irony in the situation is that over recent years many former 60mph limits have been reduced to 30. Under the new rules fire engines will have to stick to 45mph on their way to a fire, when only a few years ago they would have driven at nearly 60 on the way back.

ABD spokesman Nigel Humphries said: “It is hard to imagine anything more stupid than training an emergency driver to drive safely and fast – and then imposing a meaningless and arbitrary speed limit for the sake of “safety”.

Up next, extra penalties for using CB radios in the fire trucks. After all, you can’t talk and drive at the same time – it’s dangerous!

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