Look at the positive side of modifying engines
Recently there have been many complaints about youngsters modifying their cars into unrecognisable street monsters that terrorise other motorists and road users.
But donít these complainants realise the huge amount of money these youngsters have actually invested in their cars?
A typical engine modification would probably cost about RM10,000. Thatís RM10,000 worth of drugs kept off the streets.
A pack of cigarettes cost about RM9. Divide RM10,000 by that and you get 1,111 packs of cigarettes.
Multiply the result by 20 (the number of cigarettes in a pack) and you get 22,222 cigarettes kept out of the lungs of our youngsters, the hope of our country.
We do not need to totally ban car modifications. We do not need to condemn such acts. We only need to realise that this is merely a hobby.
All we need to do is to come up with regulations to keep this hobby on a leash and to promote it.
It keeps youngsters off everything else.
What is wrong if I convert my 1.3 litre engine to a 2.0 if I stick by Road Transport Department regulations?
The RTD could take cars with modified engines to Puspakom for inspection to ensure that regulations are observed.
All that the RTD has to do is to make sure such cars are safe on the roads.
Taken from The Star
I like this guy's idea.