2 Hard Shoulders… Or None?

Dear All,

As many of you know, I spent around 2 months in the US recently.

The vast majority of the time was spent in West Virginia, which is an absolutely lovely part of the World…

“Americans” as they are often collectively known by us Brits generally get an incredibly bad press in my experience.

In general they are lovely, kind hearted and friendly people*

* I’m not talking about government people here — who are mostly psychopaths in my opinion.

Anyway, one of the many things that’s better in the US is the fact that on many motorways, they have hard shoulders¬†on BOTH sides of the motorway.

Whereas in the UK, the government decided a few years back to do away with the hard shoulder completely in parts of the country, and install “smart motorway” tax/extortion systems…

…in the US you can simply steer left or right to avoid an accident ahead. And there are no traffic jam causing “smart motorways”.

Doesn’t this seem SO much more logical?

Personally I felt much more secure driving a long distance with my family in the car with this obvious safety feature.

It could absolutely work here in the UK if the government was as interested in the safety of its so called ‘citizens’ as it was in taxing them out of existence by stealth.

Don’t you agree?

Have a wonderful weekend, whatever you’re up to!

P.S. We got the latest firmware version for TALEX 3 through last night and it’s being tested tonight/tomorrow by Lou.

P.P.S. A little off topic, but I changed my personal bank while I was in the US after Natwest refused to allow me to send money to a company I wanted to pay!

My new bank is called Revolut and I have to say that it is so much better than “traditional” banks, who charge rip-off fees, ask questions about what payments are for, and are starting to actually block payments to companies they don’t like!

I’ve been so impressed with Revolut that I want to formally recommend them to all BTST Members and their families.

I’ve got an invite for Members here: Invite to Revolut for BTST Members

All the best,