Simply Sims by Steve Sims of the Luton News:
I’m not one for cleaning the car. My wife will tell you it’s a job I get around to a couple of times a year at best.
So it really angers me when usually just days after I’ve had the pressure washer out, I see vehicles on the road which shoot out plumes of black exhaust smoke and render my efforts a complete waste of time.
Just last Tuesday evening after a late finish at work on Luton News deadline day, I was picked up by my ‘taxi’ sevice (aka Mr or Mrs Sims Senior).
As we followed a bus along Old Bedford Road, it was shooting out polluting clouds of thick smoke every time the driver changed gear and accelerated.
A poor woman standing on the junction of North Street got a faceful as she left the shop there. Perhaps if this vehicle is normally deployed to this bus route the shop could consider selling gas masks given many other pedestrians must have suffered similarly.
I whipped out my video phone to capture the pollution. So after you’ve laughed at ‘Gordon’ visiting Jimmy’s check it out on lutontoday too.
This is an extract from Steve’s weekly column in the Luton News every Wednesday.