the high road
I am in the latter camp and am heartened to find I am not alone. On The Continent, eco vigilantes are finding an effective way of sharing their displeasure – by deflating the tires of these ugly, gas guzzling, unsafe vehicles. They may have turned it into a sport, competing to see who can let down the most tyres in a night, but at least they are polite. A note is left on the windscreen to tell the owners
A SMH article highlights the common stupidity that afflicts some drivers with more money than sense and a misguided belief in status. But trying to explain this to a mother of 2 who is a self confessed bad driver how driving one of these makes her less safe on the road, tends to fall on deaf ears.
Let’s just see how good they are at changing tyres. Or come to that, do they even know where their spare tyre is?
Ironically, a flat tyre or 4 is no issue for a true off road 4x4 owner. There will be a compressor in the back to pump them up. An essential piece of equipment for any legitimate driver of these kinds of vehicles.
So who’s up for a bit of sport?