Apparently satellite navigation systems are "unsafe".
At least that's according to our Minister for Sickness and Death Fatso Reilly, which is fucking rich from a bloke whose department kills far more people than satellite navigation systems ever did.
It has been suggested that ambulances should be fitted with SatNavs which seems like an eminently sensible idea, as they keep turning up late after getting lost. Fatso reckons the department has its own system [which patently doesn’t work very well] and they don't need these "unasafe" SatNavs.
I use Roger quite a lot and have been doing so for many years now. I reckon he has navigated me many tens of thousands of miles and so far hasn't cased me a single scratch. I grant there have been occasions when he did try to kill me, such as the time in France I was driving over a viaduct and he tried to persuade me to turn onto a side road which happened to be fifty feet below me under the viaduct. He also has a habit of trying to make me take narrow twisty roads that are parallel to the main road which I never understood but is hardly fatal? I might also add that my system is bang up to date and it's a very rare occasion that Roger can't find an address, even in a new housing estate.
It's this kind of narrow minded bureaucratic crap that is the cause of half the problems in this country. It's the "We have spent millions on a system which doesn't work, and we're not going to spend a few hundred more on a system that will." line of thinking.
Why the fuck can't they install SatNavs as a backup system? Each one only costs a couple of hundred, and at the rate Fatso pissed the cash away, that shouldn't break his bank? After all, they cost less than coffee machines?
I would assume that our ambulance drivers are intelligent enough not to drive off a cliff just because their SatNav is sending them astray?
Or maybe or minister is judging their intelligence by his own?