Free to Move
It’s hardly credible that a system which puts the onus on children to beware motorists, instead of the other way round, is supported by the law of the land. Again, it’s hardly credible that a system which denies choice and defies commonsense is enshrined in the rules of the road. Time to break them thar rules?
Added by Martin Cassini on March 18, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments
Pursuit of what is "sensible, just, right and proper" was stated by an MP as motivation for rejecting EU guidance on voting rights for prisoners. Yet MPs back a traffic control system which endangers life, subverts our social nature, and puts the onus on children to beware motorists. What is "sensible, just, right and proper" about that? In deferring so abjectly to traffic "experts",…Continue
Added by Martin Cassini on February 11, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments
Called "the largest transfer of power from the state to the individual", the big society has an obvious application to the roads. Provided there is a change in culture from priority to equality - with roadway redesign to express that equality, and legal changes to support it - scrapping most traffic controls and leaving us to our own devices will see many of our congestion and road safety problems vanish in a puff of exhaust…Continue
Added by Martin Cassini on July 19, 2010 at 18:30 — No Comments
There is too much fear on the road - a sort of generalised stranger danger. As fellow humans, drivers don't want to bully pedestrians, but the rules of road tell them to ditch their manners in obedience to a system of control which takes absolute precedence. We are cowed into submission by rules which make us cow others into submission. The scenario I'm picturing: waiting to cross the road as a pedestrian and being…Continue
Added by Martin Cassini on July 13, 2010 at 11:30 — No Comments
London News had a report about a crackdown on cyclists who ignore traffic lights. "Cyclists must learn to obey the rules of the road," said Kulveer Ranger, the mayor’s transport adviser, thereby expressing support for a system which makes roads dangerous in the first place, inspires delinquency (see last entry), and fails to deal with the structural defect at the heart of our "problems" on the road.
Added by Martin Cassini on June 24, 2010 at 23:00 — No Comments
Added by Martin Cassini on May 27, 2010 at 22:30 — No Comments
In his book, Injustice,…Continue
Added by Martin Cassini on May 24, 2010 at 9:30 — No Comments
Added by Martin Cassini on June 17, 2009 at 13:30 — No Comments