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"Elderly" car plates a good idea?

Post by daib0 » 30 Mar 2018, 10:38

NZ seniors' group hits back at 'elderly driver' plates

A New Zealand lobby group for senior citizens has criticised a company for selling special plates for cars telling road users that the driver is elderly. The so-called "E-plates" are being sold by Auckland-based company SafeGrannies as a weapon against road rage, the Stuff.co.nz news website reports.

"A large percentage of road rage could be removed if [drivers] were aware who was in front of them," says company founder Nick Carrol, pointing out that the signs have similar intentions to 'baby on board' signs used by parents in encouraging other drivers to slow down.

But the Grey Power lobby group for over-50s says the NZ$12 (US$9; £6) signs are "ageist". Its president Tom O'Connor says that he suspects they will do nothing for "the conduct of idiots on the roads".

if you want to read a wee bit more: http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from ... ow_twitter


So I invite you to have a quick think - with the population ever aging, in 2050 maybe half the citizens will be 65+ - is a good idea to have "Elderly" identifications on cars to curb the impatience of the 'youngsters'?

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Post by bristleposh » 30 Mar 2018, 13:31

They ought to have plates with DH on for Richard Heads who drive like pillox. Queue jumpers on the motorway, and centre lane huggers should be first to earn the right to the DH plates
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Post by daib0 » 30 Mar 2018, 13:41

bristleposh wrote:
30 Mar 2018, 13:31
They ought to have plates with DH on for Richard Heads who drive like pillox. Queue jumpers on the motorway, and centre lane huggers should be first to earn the right to the DH plates
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Post by ashman » 30 Mar 2018, 19:34

Ridiculous idea. YD plates would also be needed as well as WD, MAD, HBD, TD, TID etc. etc.
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Post by daib0 » 30 Mar 2018, 21:29

ashman wrote:
30 Mar 2018, 19:34
Ridiculous idea. YD plates would also be needed as well as WD, MAD, HBD, TD, TID etc. etc.
err, what do they all mean?!!
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Post by bristleposh » 30 Mar 2018, 21:40

Id guess at young driver, woman driver, middle age driver, then im lost
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Post by stuie » 31 Mar 2018, 08:38

ashman wrote:
30 Mar 2018, 19:34
Ridiculous idea. YD plates would also be needed as well as WD, MAD, HBD, TD, TID etc. etc.
No you could simplify this

anybody who can not drive very well should have a W plate
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Post by ashman » 31 Mar 2018, 09:33

stuie wrote:
31 Mar 2018, 08:38
ashman wrote:
30 Mar 2018, 19:34
Ridiculous idea. YD plates would also be needed as well as WD, MAD, HBD, TD, TID etc. etc.
No you could simplify this

anybody who can not drive very well should have a W plate
Absolutely stuie. I prefer your system! People would spend their time trying to work out what HBD, TD and TID stood for in my system. By the way, what does W stand for? :wink:
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Re: "Elderly" car plates a good idea?

Post by trevormans » 31 Mar 2018, 09:36

Just to combine two adjacent threads...

would it not be a good idea for australian fast bowlers to have stickers on their backs saying FCB (flipping cheating bounder)

whereas the innocent ones (or at least the ones not yet found out) could have stickers saying NMG (as in " not me guv")

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Post by ashman » 31 Mar 2018, 10:19

trevormans wrote:
31 Mar 2018, 09:36
Just to combine two adjacent threads...

would it not be a good idea for australian fast bowlers to have stickers on their backs saying FCB (flipping cheating bounder)

whereas the innocent ones (or at least the ones not yet found out) could have stickers saying NMG (as in " not me guv")
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Re: "Elderly" car plates a good idea?

Post by stuie » 31 Mar 2018, 15:33

ashman wrote:
31 Mar 2018, 09:33
stuie wrote:
31 Mar 2018, 08:38
ashman wrote:
30 Mar 2018, 19:34
Ridiculous idea. YD plates would also be needed as well as WD, MAD, HBD, TD, TID etc. etc.
No you could simplify this

anybody who can not drive very well should have a W plate
Absolutely stuie. I prefer your system! People would spend their time trying to work out what HBD, TD and TID stood for in my system. By the way, what does W stand for? :wink:
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Re: "Elderly" car plates a good idea?

Post by trevormans » 31 Mar 2018, 16:35

surely, all you need below the "W" is an anchor sign?

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Re: "Elderly" car plates a good idea?

Post by stuie » 01 Apr 2018, 06:14

trevormans wrote:
31 Mar 2018, 16:35
surely, all you need below the "W" is an anchor sign?
brilliant :clap:
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