Apparently Great Britain is considering implementing a new program where old car drivers (not old people -- people with old cars!) would turn in their machines for scrap in return for 2,000 pounds and a commitment to buy a new car.
What is that -- about $5000?
Here's the link:
What intrigued me was the matter-of-fact statement that Germany has already done this successfully.
Really! I'm not so sure we'd turn our baby in. (It has several years of life left, I think.) But I am certain both Daughters would leap at the chance -- Daughter #1's car has been looking a little sad, and Daughter #2's car is not that far from the grave.
Seems like this would be a GREAT idea for our ever-burgeoning subsidizing!