RTA moves to ban VTEC.

Discussion in 'Other Countries' started by fully hectic, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. Ban on VTEC powered cars for P-platers
    August 7, 2006 - 11:19AM
    Page Tools

    P-plate drivers will be banned from driving VTEC powered cars from next year in a NSW government crackdown on young drivers.

    The ban, to be imposed in early 2007, will prevent P1 licence holders from driving high-performance vehicles such as the S2000, Integra and Civic after a number of accidents involving VTEC kicking in unexpectedly.

    The VTEC in Honda's vehicles results in a sudden, massive increase in power once a certain RPM threshold is reached. While experienced drivers are able to take advantage of this, known as it being "VTEC Time, dawg"; novice drivers were unable to handle the effects of VTEC kicking in, yo.

    The ban would restrict young drivers from getting behind the wheel of popular models like the Accord Euro and Jazz.

    After hundreds of pictures of accidents resulting from the kicking in of VTEC in Honda vehicles, the government decided that after independing testing was conducted the cars must be banned.

    "I believe there is sufficient evidence to take a decision on this matter now," Mr Scully said in a statement.

    "I have asked the RTA (Roads and Traffic Authority) to begin work on the necessary arrangements so the changes can be introduced in the first half of next year."

    The changes, two of 11 proposals for young drivers made by the state government recently, would require major changes to licence registration processes and computer systems.
    AdvertisementAdvertisement

    Exemptions will apply for family and work responsibilities and cases of "hardship", the minister said.

    Community consultation on the other nine proposals would continue until February 28, 2007.

    AAP
     
  2. "high-performance vehicles such as the ....... Civic"

    haha
     
  3. "after a number of accidents involving VTEC kicking in unexpectedly."

    lmao! I thought it was real up til this line.
     
  4. But you know how stupid those people who come up with these new regulations are! I wouldn't be surprised if this article was serious until i read "VTEC Time, dawg"; .
     
  5. Hilarious. Civic being high performance... Funniest thing ever. It had me til "VTEC Time, dawg" too.

    +10
     
  6. Yeah that sealed it.
     
  7. lmfao for about 2 min after reading it i still though it was real

    Great Stuff!
     
  8. I'd donate a pic of my car if someone does a mock up of a webpage, firstly the 'Accord Euro' and my plates would seal it
     
  9. Yeh, at first I just edited the actual notice of banning V8s and turbos, but then I decided to add a few paragraphs.
     
  10. post the original
     
  11. Ban on high-powered cars for P-platers
    December 15, 2004 - 11:19AM
    Page Tools

    * Email to a friend
    * Printer format
    *
    *

    P-plate drivers will be banned from driving high-powered cars from next year in a NSW government crackdown on young drivers.

    The ban, to be imposed in early 2005, will prevent P1 licence holders from driving high-performance vehicles such as eight-cylinder, turbo-charged and super-charged cars.

    The ban would restrict young drivers from getting behind the wheel of popular models like the Subaru WRX, the Falcon XR8 and Holden Special Vehicles Club Sport.

    NSW Roads Minister Carl Scully said P-plate drivers would be restricted to carrying one passenger only.

    "I believe there is sufficient evidence to take a decision on this matter now," Mr Scully said in a statement.

    "I have asked the RTA (Roads and Traffic Authority) to begin work on the necessary arrangements so the changes can be introduced in the first half of next year."

    The changes, two of 11 proposals for young drivers made by the state government recently, would require major changes to licence registration processes and computer systems.
    AdvertisementAdvertisement

    Exemptions will apply for family and work responsibilities and cases of "hardship", the minister said.

    Community consultation on the other nine proposals would continue until February 28, 2005.

    AAP
     
  12. lol good one. You had me fooled for a bit <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  13. +1 Fooled me good <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  14. "After hundreds of pictures of accidents resulting from the kicking in of VTEC"

    lol
     
  15. hahaha. good stuff. how could that fool anyone? until i read "kicking in" i believed it though
     
  16. That pic is awesome. Crazy Nazis <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  17. Should be banned, anyways.
     
  18. lol, but y does everyone flame VTEC for?
     
  19. cuz benz didnt have it first.
     
  20. hahahahahhaha, your pritty funny man.
     

Share This Page