FAST DRIVERS NOT WANTED:
Writing without official confirmation, we imagine that before the War is much older messages and personal from the War Office and like headquarters will have to be ionveyed at high speeds about
the country. As the sky is apparently the exclusive preserve of sausages and military aircraft and as the railways are largely clisorganised on account of war freight demands, it is logical to assume that road transport must prevail for such work. Accordingly, volunteers have signed up hopefully as drivers on National Service. I)) to now lorry driving and stretcher-party driving has been their only function and we know of instances where experienced fast drivers do 21, hours continuous duty of this nature, with only a half hour break for meals each shift, and are hardly ever called upon to take out a vehicle. The task of breaking-in vans as ambulances is giv‘u over to the fair-sex. While it is probable that long-distance, high-speed runs are being effectively undertaken at present by regular Army drivers, or by professional drivers lent with cars to the War Office by rich patriots, can this always be the case ? Later, more drivers will be called upon to do active service abroad and the cogs of the war machine will be turning at a greater rate. Railway lines and garages may be
destroyed by home air raids. Consequently, we suggest that a National Register of experienced fast drivers and owners of fast cars, might well be instituted, so that if need arises, their services can be quickly commissioned. We commend the idea to the War Office, always remembering the considerable difference between a person who merely drives and an enthusiast who is safe in charge of a fast car undertaking a useful job of work.