Gary Humphries wants to take away your car

johnboy 17 January 2007 14

It’s been a while since we gave Gary Humphries a kicking. But what with Kate Lundy being hero of the exploited restaurant workers I guess he needed to do something to counter feelings of relevance deprivation.

So today he’s announced that he’s unhappy that the ACT only halved the road toll from 2005 to 2006.

Gazza will only be satisfied with no road deaths at all.

One presumes this can only be after he takes all our cars away and chains us up in our homes to prevent accidents on foot, bus, or rail.

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14 Responses to Gary Humphries wants to take away your car
Thumper Thumper 11:59 am 18 Jan 07

People died in road accidents before we had cars, ie, flattened by a bullock dray, fell off a horse, bitten by mule…

poptop poptop 11:51 am 18 Jan 07

Noble but unlikely. We’ve got brains designed for us to go about 15 mph or 24kph, tops and not for very long.

Until we take ourselves out of the equation, I think road accidents and, consequently, deaths are inevitable.

GnT GnT 11:40 am 18 Jan 07

JB, I think you’re being a bit harsh on poor old Gary. You said he was “unhappy” with the road toll, yet he said he “welcomed the figure” and that it was a “big improvement”.

I think a zero road toll is a noble goal. Though it might be a bit unrealistic, we should be striving to reduce deaths further. Even if the road toll gets down to 1, I’m sure the family and friends of that one person would prefer it to be zero.

Thumper Thumper 9:17 am 18 Jan 07

yeah, this motorcycle ban seems weird…

gurunik gurunik 9:11 am 18 Jan 07

Llamafrog, do tell more about this banning of motorcycles from your getto…….

poptop poptop 8:34 am 18 Jan 07

Maybe the ACT Government can regain it’s Clever, Caring Community badge by spearheading the development of the Nerfcarâ„¢.

No mention of how many of the unlucky 13 were P Platers. Hmmmm.

VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt 8:16 am 18 Jan 07

More bullshit rhetoric without any committment to actually doing anything useful.

Thumper Thumper 7:47 am 18 Jan 07

Relevance deprivation anyone?

andy andy 7:25 am 18 Jan 07

llamafrog, motorbikes have been banned, i don’t quite get what you’re trying to say ?

Spectra Spectra 11:02 pm 17 Jan 07

Pandy: Seems to me that Gazza is just as guilty of taking free kicks. Where in the media release does he give any actual suggestions as to what could be done? My eyes are good enough that I don’t need glasses, and I still couldn’t find any positive suggestions – just him taking any opportunity to bash Labor, even over a greatly improved statistic.

Bartron Bartron 10:07 pm 17 Jan 07

I must be tired….I read the title and in my head I’m thinking “WTF does Barry Humphries care how many people die on our roads?”

Anyway….the car is a killer and always will be until some smart cookie develops the complete auto-pilot with auto car/pedestrian/dog sensor…even then the car will still kill people. Drive safe and watch your back…the only way to even have a remote chance of staying alive on the roads. Anything else in an invite for something to go wrong.

Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 9:40 pm 17 Jan 07

Cyclists are struck on the roads. Ban cycling (especially those gay recumbant ones (c)Barking Toad)
Pedestrians get hit crossing roads. Ban walking.

FFS Gary. Get relevant.

LlamaFrog LlamaFrog 9:40 pm 17 Jan 07

strange without cars it would be safe to ride motorcycles. That would be except my getto has just banned them, and not just the kid ones that make more noise then a lawn mower, but all motorcycles! Belconnen the Paramatta of Canberra

Pandy Pandy 9:40 pm 17 Jan 07

I see nothing about him wanting to take cars away and I have new glasses. As for free kicks, keep your mits off my mate.

The ACT Labor Government is doing a pretty good job about parking, road infrastructure to take away our cars.

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