But … but … but they’re electric: Bumper cars banned in Britain

by editor on June 15, 2011

Every once in a while environmentalists collide head-on with nanny staters. In this case, they collided in what used to be known as bumper cars. We say “used to be known” because the cars are still allowed, but bumping has been outlawed.

No. Seriously. You know it has to be true, because no one could possibly make up a story this moronic.

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In the nanny state, only the nanny staters are allowed to have fun

The Telegraph UK has the details:

Staff at all three Butlin resorts in Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness are instructed to ban anyone found guilty of bumping into each other in the electric cars equipped with huge bumpers.

Bemused customers who assume that the ‘no bumping sign’ is in jest are told to drive around slowly in circles rather than crash into anyone else for fear of an injury that could result in the resort being sued.

Telegraph columnist Michaal Deacon, who has just returned from a holiday at the Bognor Regis resort, said the experience was like “trundling round an exitless roundabout”.

“I’m not convinced that the dangers were great, given that the bumper cars were equipped with bumpers,” he said. “Seat belts, too. There were no airbags for the drivers, but it can be only a matter of time.”

Henceforth and forever more they shall be known as driving around in polite circles cars.

Source: Telegraph UK

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Old Goat
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This nonsense (and much, much more like it) have all contributed to the exodus of totally disillusioned Brits (like) me from the God-forsaken shore of the Former UK, to pastures new. For the life of me (apart from the handouts) I can’t see the attraction to the hoardes of immigrants who want to go there. So far as I’m concerned, they’re welcome to it – in fact I would encourage all sensible, ethinic Britons to leave whilst they can. Not that anywhere else is THAT much better, I suppose, but the Former UK has really become the pits, and degraded itself to third-world status. If only the pierced, tattooed, overweight pizza-eating, lager guzzling “Eastenders” and “Strictly X-Factor-Dancing” watching inhabitants could get a grip, appreciate what’s happening to their decaying country, get off their lardy arses and DO something about it. But they won’t, they’ll pay more and more for fuel and electricity, food and luxuries, (on credit, of course, because they can’t afford the lifestyle) then wonder why the lights go out.

Meanwhile the socialist, eco-greenie nanny state marches on in its unstoppable quest for total annihilation of the country. My heart weeps, but my head says “thank God you got out in time”.

brm
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Natsman, you’ve just described Canada. I hope you didn’t try to escape UK multicult by coming here.

Old Goat
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Blimey, as bad there as well? Now there’s a thing…

brm
Member

I wonder if they have to wear helmets?

rs
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The U.S. is sure to follow their example. The trial lawyers are already salivating.

Paden
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It’s ironic the “live and let live”, “if it feels good do it”, “everything is OK” tolerant liberals are the most oppressive and intrusive regime most of us have ever experienced.

KimmyQueen
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You got that right. It is so ironic.

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Elrond Hubbard
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Poor, boring England. What’s the point of bumper cars if you can’t bump into other cars? For Gaia’s sake that’s why they’re called “bumper cars”, not “drive in pointless circles cars”. Too many nannies, too many bureaucrats and far too lawyers. Throw all the useless bastards into the North Sea.

Homersdad
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There goes drivers ed in England.

Not so silent
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Bumper cars, that is Mexican Drivers Ed…:)

Jim Stewart
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Sounds like the Obama economic policies.

hisham
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I remember it being just like this in Germany back in the 1970’s. The first Octoberfest I ever attended was in late September early August of 1973, Munich, Germany. My buddy and I were not allowed to bump each other on the bumper car ride and it was pretty lame because all we could do was ride around in a big track oval for about five minutes, it was more boring than driving on the Autobahn.

GlockGirl
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Heck, I was in Germany in 1984 on a base outside of Frankfurt, and some carnival was going on. I was there with about 200 other US teenagers. Some of the rides that day would have been illegal in the US; there was a circular ride where you’d sit on a bench that went the entire perimeter of the inside of the circle and the operator would actually TRY to bounce the thing and make us lose our grips and slide to the other side and get seated again. SUCH FUN! lol…

KimmyQueen
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Government once again showing us its desire to ruin our harmless fun. Goody…

Navyvet
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I fact maybe you cant blame the resort. The f*cking lawyers, a group almost as slimy as journalists, have screwed up the whole world. Except in Muslamia and Russia where they just shoot the bastards.

perlcat
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joyless f*cks.

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