This makes me happy:

‘Flintstones’ car case thrown out of court

Trevor Baldwin was pulled over on a Toronto street last October for operating an unsafe vehicle on Queen Street West.

The Buick he was driving looked more like a car from The Flintstones animated television show, in which the driver and passengers use their feet to propel the vehicle.

Artist Michel de Broin built the so-called shared propulsion vehicle to make a point about gas consumption.

The hollowed-out car has no engine or transmission and uses candles instead of headlights. It does, however, have hand brakes.

The car, which has a top speed of 15 kilometres an hour, requires all four occupants to pedal and work together — a sharp contrast to the solitary, effortless experience of a typical car.

As the Crown prosecutor tried to make his case Thursday, the court erupted in laughter, and the charges were thrown out.

Even if the prosecutor had managed to be heard I doubt there was much of a case there. It was a vehicle, sure, but it clearly wasn’t a motor vehicle and, as it had headlights and a braking system, it meets the safety standards for bicycles.

Go velomobiles!

edited to add Spacing’s picture: