What is the one thing that you always check before leading the police into a high profile chase? The fuel in your car! A French Car driver, driving his car at a speed of 240kph in a 90kph zone was caught after the fuel ran out of his car.
The French car driver surely thought he could outdo the police and could run away free of all charges, but that wasn’t to happen. The driver, who was driving a Mercedes Class C 63 AMG, violated the speed limit multiple times, before being actively ensued by the police. The driver was alerted by the police to stop, but instead of doing so he further intensified the chase.
The cat and mouse chase was being won by the driver, when the Mercedes ran out of petrol somewhere along the A7 motorway. The police reached over to the car, only to see two passengers sitting on the rear seats. Both passengers alleged that someone else was driving the car and had fled away after the vehicle ran out of fuel. But, the police later identified that it was indeed one of the self-proclaimed passengers who was driving the car.
The driver was taken into custody and the vehicle impounded. The police believed the vehicle wasn’t fit for roads as it had alterations that could put the lives of other drivers in danger.
While we all should look to avoid any chases with the police, if you do get involved in one, it is necessary that you give the fuel meter a glance.
As if the lives of French citizens weren’t hard enough; authorities have recently decided to revolutionize the way in which cars are inspected in France. The new technical test will come into practice from May 20, 2018 and will require for the vehicles to be rigorously inspected. However, when you consider how the current requirements were already pretty rigorous, you have got to say that the new measures will do nothing but place another burden on the minds of vehicle owners in France.
There are a number of differences that the newer method of testing has got, as compared to the older one. For instance, the newer method will take considerably longer than the current process and will cost more as well. What this means is that the newer process will not only waste vehicle owners’ time, but force them to pay more to get their time wasted.
The new regulations are part of an initiative that is targeted towards making roads safer across Europe, owing to how it is believed that five people die across Europe everyday as a result of road accidents. However, the measures that have been put into place appear to be doing nothing more than blaming the vehicle drivers for all of the deaths and accidents that happen, when the deceased are at fault on a number of incidents also. When you take into perspective how the measures are being taken to reduce the number of these FIVE deaths every day, you have got to say that the purpose would have been better served if the focus had been on the education of pedestrians rather than adding to the worries of car owners and manufacturers alike!