Alternatives to road pricing, smoking in cars... and nude Lotus drivers
9 March 2007

The Geneva motor show might have dominated the headlines here at this past week, but there’s been plenty more happening in the automotive world at

Almost two million people signed up against the government’s road pricing proposals, but what’s the alternative? Should we make the driving test harder, should we clamp down on untaxed, uninsured cars and their unlicensed drivers, should we demand better public transport? Join the discussion at by clicking here.

We all know we shouldn’t use hand-held mobile phones in our cars these days, but surely it’s even more dangerous to be driving along with a lit cigarette in your hand.Should smoking in cars be banned? Vote here.

Finally, this week the mysterious Silencer has been answering all the questions you never dared to ask.Find out why Lotus owners should drive in the nude, why Alfa Romeo issues good luck trinkets to drivers and why the next Ford Focus RS will have at least 780bhp. For the questions to the answers you never expected to read, visit the Silencer here.

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