Stop me if you’ve heard this one before:
“While in the vehicle on the Hagley Road for reasons not established he lost control causing it to veer across the road into the opposite carriageway.
“He failed to correct the deviation and subsequently collided on the front end with another vehicle.
“The level of impact physically lifted that into the air and backwards into a third vehicle, which forced that into a fourth vehicle, which hit a fifth vehicle.”
“Essentially he has not driven the vehicle on more than two occasions. He pressed the accelerator rather than brake and that caused him to lose control.”
Inexperienced Driver + Speeding + 550hp = Massive Fuckup
I’ve said before that more than 250hp is excessive. Proof of this comes in almost daily.
Now before anyone gets their knickers in a knot, thinking that I want overpowered car engines to be banned or something: I don’t.
Before racing in Formula 1, drivers have to get what’s known as a “super license” — i.e. without one, they aren’t allowed to drive an F1 car, even for practice on a track. The issuance is very strictly controlled, and even for F2 / Indycar champions, getting a super license is no pro forma matter.
I would support legislation that any individual buying a street car with 250hp or over (or truck >350hp) should have to show a similar license before being allowed to take possession thereof.
Feel free to argue with me.