German police stopped a 41 y/o man near Passau, Bavaria in a commercial van WITH NO LEFT REAR BRAKES AT ALL. According to him, he was on his way from Vienna to France when the brakes on the rear left side started giving him trouble, so he removed the whole assembly completely and drove on. According to the police report, he wasn’t worried about safety at all. The vehicle was impounded and he had to pay an initial fee of €190 on site (might be more later).
While I personally dislike SUVs, I can understand the want to feel as safe as possible out there. (Let’s not start discussing whether these things actually deliver that perceived safety.)
I have some students where the thought that they will soon be of driving age makes me shudder. How long until we can call Idiocrazy a factual tv show?