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July 2012 Blog Posts (3)

Tangled up in red

Why stop at a red light? Once you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. Seriously, why should we stop when there is no conflicting traffic? Adulthood is supposed to be about independence and responsibility. What do traffic lights and speed limits do? Outlaw independent thought and action. Remove responsibility. Infantilise us. Yesterday I had the dubious pleasure of driving through Oxford and Swindon. In Oxford especially, there is a hardly a crossing that is not governed by traffic signals.…

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Added by Martin Cassini on July 18, 2012 at 14:41 — No Comments

Rise in road deaths

The transport select committee, chaired by Louise Ellman, is concerned about the rise in road deaths, 51 up on last year to 1901. It took no notice of submissions from me and Kenneth Todd about the role of traffic lights in causing congestion, so it’s doubtful they would listen to our critique of road safety policy. Is it surprising there are fatalities when the root cause of danger on the road – priority – goes untreated? Ellman is “shocked” that 27% of young male drivers are involved in…

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Added by Martin Cassini on July 18, 2012 at 14:39 — No Comments

Ode rage

Andy Andy this is massive

When you play just don’t be passive

Attack attack attack the Fed

Win or lose you’ll still have cred

Added by Martin Cassini on July 8, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

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