While spectators are being urged to abandon their cars and embrace public transport, 4,000 brand new BMWs have been ordered to escort dignitaries and officials to events.
The fleet of the German cars will include more than 3,000 BMW 3 and 5 Series saloons, which will be permitted to beat the traffic by using specially reserved games lanes across the capital.
Brits tend to not take kindly to such special rules. Grandees having privileges that the rest of us aren\’t allowed to share.
We do make exceptions for those actively at risk of assassination but other than that, everyone obeys the same rules of the road, we\’ve even got the upcoming possibility of a Cabinet Minister being pursued for perverting the course of justice over a speeding ticket.
So, knowing that they\’re all brand new BMW 3 and 5 Series meas that we know which cars to throw the paint bombs at, which cars to block off, which to key accidentally, which to stall accidentally in front of.
Isn\’t that good news then?