Remember when Top Gear proved that modern day speed limits are pointless?
They proved The Highway code wrong!
Motorists of today often complain about the speed limits. They always go on about how pointless they are and point to Germany and say, "it's not fair they can drive as fast as they want."
Well, due to this, Top Gear took it upon themselves to test the Highway Code and prove it wrong by showing how quickly modern day cars can brake.
Now, the Highway Code here in the UK states that a car need 240 feet to stop from travelling at 60 mph. For pretty much all modern cars, this isn't true. You see, when the Highway Code was written, cars were slower and had brakes made of cheese. Now we have cars with proper brakes.
So, let's re-watch just how impressive the brakes are on these cars and just how wrong the Highway Code is.
I should also point out that there still are some slower and older cars about and people with slower reaction times to consider, which is one of the reasons the code hasn't been amended.