The average size of a family motor car in Britain has increased by over 30 per cent during the first three months of this year, according to road surveys carried out by teams of weight watchers and nosey-parkers.
In 2011 and 2012, the average car weighed about 90 stone. But since the New Year (2013) the average weight is now around 120 stone. "Cars are also bigger around the middle," said a local health-car specialist.
These increases are being blamed on too much salt. During the same period this year in the U.K., there has also been a 30 per cent increase in salt on our roads.
Motorists are advised to seek more sun, and cut down on salt, according to an M.O.T. doctor.
"Too much bloody salt has been playing havoc with my bloody tyre pressure," said one disgruntled motorist, checking his Ford Obese estate car.
Plans to install more compulsory weighbridges on major roads will encourage motorists to be more weight conscious, urged the Society for the Protection of Road Surfaces.