A long overdue call from Berlin politicians to ban 4x4 monster trucks from the city after yet another one went rogue there yesterday in the city centre, mounting the pavement and killing 4 innocents, including a three year old toddler. These sort of monster trucks are an absolute liability. They've inevitably only got one person (the driver) in them and they're purely about the status symbol. Gobbling up petrol or diesel, rattling the windows of the houses, pumping out particulates and poisons and often with stupid bloody chrome "bully bars" fitted on the front to take the mpg even lower and just the right height to smash in the skull of any child that gets in the way. Enough is enough. It's time to ban the production and import of new monster trucks, implement size limits, ban bully bars on public roads immediately and implement a vehicle tax regime with a big anti-social surcharge along with bans from town and city centres. As the district mayor of Berlin points out, "these cars are also climate killers. They are a threat even without the accident".