Speed Limits for Submarines
The English Channel is one of the busiest stretches of water in the world, and it is for this reason that safety campaigner and trout enthusiast Janine Kidney is campaigning for speed limits. In particular she is keen to reduce the number of Channel swimmers who are hit by submarines each year. All attempts to persuade Ms Kidney that the number of swimmers who have ever collided with a submarine is zero have so far fallen on stony ground, and the doughty campaigner continues to press for restrictions. And going on her previous form, there is every chance that she will succeed, as opponents of her plans to introduce weight limits for skydivers to prevent them from damaging clouds know only too well.