Posts Tagged ‘UK


Let’s have “inflexible over-regulation for $200”

Some British police have no sense of civic fun. (Or, apparently, any sort of fun at all.)

Despite the efforts of the Norwich City Council and the Norwich Theatre Royal, the original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car can’t participate in this year’s Norwich Street Procession. The Norfolk (UK) police ruled that because Chitty doesn’t have a current Ministry of Transportation certificate, then it’s a public hazard, and can’t drive slowly down a closed street in city parade.

“The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car does not have a valid MoT certificate and therefore breaches regulations,” said a police spokesman.

Thank goodness they’re protecting public safety!