GOTTA HAVE FAITH

“May I never again cop another boring lecture from a car journo preaching about a vehicle’s supposedly deadly ANCAP rating”

Elardus Mare, Perth, WA

When I flicked over to the Ford Mustang v Holden SS-V Redline comparo (Head to Head, April) I was fully expecting to read just another oh-so-holy moralising on the Mustang’s unfortunate ANCAP safety rating. How refreshing to read just an objective comparison of two great vehicles for what they truly are without being lectured about an apparent safety shortcoming by another selfrighteous motoring hack.

Yes, safety is important but it has become today’s new religion.

So pervasive one can nowadays hardly read a motoring article without some obligatory safety preaching. I cannot help wondering: Have some motoring scribes lost their excitement at the altar of safety? Or is it maybe a holy fear of losing their jobs by not being seen to be safety disciples?

At the risk of being accused of blasphemy, all this ad nauseam over-emphasis on safety in motoring mags leaves me cold.

May I never again cop another boring safety lecture from a car journo preaching about a vehicle’s supposedly deadly rating, not having a millionth airbag in the back row or not having this or that fancy safetysystem acronym, etc. Wishful thinking I know, but hey, one has to have faith!

“May I never again cop another boring lecture from a car journo preaching about a vehicle’s supposedly deadly ANCAP rating”