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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Touching on the preservation of history, as a European visiting San Antonio, I was amazed to find a glass panel in the middle of the pavement/sidewalk showing a section of the original front wall of the Alamo compound. The amazing part was that it is across the street from the famous frontage. They bulldozed a four-lane dual carriageway road through the front yard of Texas' most iconic building! It's not ike they have much history to waste...
    As for driving smaller cars, they fit the landscape...
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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Well, I linked to the authority, the body that undertakes all crash-test investigation in the EU. The EuroNCAP rating is the only accepted safety standard for new cars and every new car sold in the EU has to carry its rating. I think the Smart's high ratings come from the strength of its crush zones, which isn't terribly surprising given that Smarts are mini Mercedes. Dodge, after all, are Chryslers.
    They can put a high rating on the car if they want to but I would not want to be in the Smart if it hit anything.

    Just watch the two videos.

    The car goes flying when it hits something which will cause the secondary damage to the human body.

    In a normal car the damage happens when the body goes from 55 MPH to 0 but inthe Smart it goes from 55 MHP to 0 then flipped backwards.

    Not for me, thanks.

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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Any size car.

    Watch this video

    LiveLeak.com - "Smart fortwo" crash test
    That's pretty cool.
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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    They can put a high rating on the car if they want to but I would not want to be in the Smart if it hit anything.

    Just watch the two videos.

    The car goes flying when it hits something which will cause the secondary damage to the human body.

    In a normal car the damage happens when the body goes from 55 MPH to 0 but inthe Smart it goes from 55 MHP to 0 then flipped backwards.

    Not for me, thanks.
    Seriously.. you have gone from "it is a horrible car because it is unsafe according to experts" to "not for me" when you find out that it not only passed safety checks but did well in them.

    Face it, you opinion is not based on facts but based on one or two videos that look bad in your eyes. Go drive your truck that explodes on impact or/and flips over at medium speeds in a corner.
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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

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    Cars will be banned from London and all other cities across Europe under a draconian EU masterplan to cut CO2 emissions by 60 per cent over the next 40 years. The plan also envisages an end to cheap holiday flights from Britain to southern Europe with a target that over 50 per cent of all journeys above 186 miles should be by rail.

    Top of the EU's list to cut climate change emissions is a target of "zero" for the number of petrol and diesel-driven cars and lorries in the EU's future cities.

    Siim Kallas, the EU transport commission, insisted that Brussels directives and new taxation of fuel would be used to force people out of their cars and onto "alternative" means of transport.

    "That means no more conventionally fuelled cars in our city centres," he said. "Action will follow, legislation, real action to change behaviour."


    EU to ban cars from cities by 2050 - Telegraph

    You Greenies....just aren't to bright.

    Back to the horse and bggy days for you, leave the rest of us alone.
    My question is, how will they know cars will emit CO2 in 2050?

    Another idiotic idea from the Green Shirts.

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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    My question is, how will they know cars will emit CO2 in 2050?

    Another idiotic idea from the Green Shirts.

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    If the cars aren't running on petrol/diesel, then they're not banned. And there's no way to stop cars emitting CO2 if they're burning hydrocarbons.
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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    If the cars aren't running on petrol/diesel, then they're not banned. And there's no way to stop cars emitting CO2 if they're burning hydrocarbons.
    Put a balloon over the exhaust pipe.

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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

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    Put a balloon over the exhaust pipe.
    It's still emitting them, just into the balloon.
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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    It's still emitting them, just into the balloon.
    But this way you can make Balloon animals so your recycling the emissions. =)

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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    They can put a high rating on the car if they want to but I would not want to be in the Smart if it hit anything.

    Just watch the two videos.

    The car goes flying when it hits something which will cause the secondary damage to the human body.

    In a normal car the damage happens when the body goes from 55 MPH to 0 but inthe Smart it goes from 55 MHP to 0 then flipped backwards.

    Not for me, thanks.
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