Sunday, May 01, 2011

No more bumping on the English bumper car ride

The "health and safety" shock troops in the Nanny-state paradise that used to be Great Britain once again get their padded selves all worked up at the prospect of some of their subjects actually having fun:

"Staff at all three Butlin resorts in Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness are instructed to ban anyone found guilty of bumping into each other in the electric cars equipped with huge bumpers.

Bemused customers who assume that the ‘no bumping sign’ is in jest are told to drive around slowly in circles rather than crash into anyone else for fear of an injury that could result in the resort being sued." 

Sounds like a real swingin' time. 

"[Resort director Jeremy Pardey] said the rules are 'pretty vigilant' to avoid anyone being hurt, although customers are not asked to wear crash helmets."  (emphasis ours)

Good Lord.


Grace R said...

Drive around slowly in circles? Sooooo basically they turned a roundabout into an amusement park ride?

Bike Bubba said...

My kids loved this one, Doug. They're not going to any British amusement parks....