“Turning down the thermostat by just one degree to save energy at home, and using the car less for short journeys can make a real difference to the environment.” (http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/World-Environment-Day-1996.aspx)
Using the car more on shorter journeys also defies the first law of thermodynamics.
“The driver struck the mountain lion on a stretch of freeway in the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno and sped away, apparently unaware of what happened. … In the dark or low light, it is possible for motorists to fail to see something in the roadway, even with headlights on.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/01/03/us-usa-california-mountain-lion-idUKKBN0KC01N20150103)
The cat’s eyes appear not to have worked either.
“The RAC is warning motorists of the risk of driving through deep floodwater. … ‘While cars have improved significantly in technical terms in recent years they are still not waterproof and will break down if they are driven through deep water.'” (http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/oct/23/heavy-rain-uk-flood-warnings)
The ministry for stating the bleeding obvious added the reminder that humans are not amphibious.