Tag Archives: traffic-lights
Scenes like this are repeated ad infinitum up and down the land.
From Alan Rusbridger’s Guardian interview with Google’s Eric Schmidt: He decided against exploiting facial recognition, which he sees as wide open to abuse, and warns of the dangers of combining such technology with London-style traffic cameras. “You could imagine aggressive, obnoxious … Continue reading
Traffic lights in locations such as the one featured here not only make roads dangerous, cause needless delay, maximise fuel use and emissions, they represent highway robbery, public indecency and public disservice. How can anyone countenance such tactics?
Yesterday’s Eve Std article about spending on London’s roads contains this gem: “The number of automated traffic lights will increase by 50% to keep traffic flowing”. That’s funny, when I last looked, traffic lights, automated or not, were keeping traffic jamming … Continue reading
There are plans to reduce speed limits in towns and on rural roads. Like traffic lights, speed limits would be redundant if the rules of the road were based on equality instead of priority, if roads were designed to express a social … Continue reading
Monmouth. A40 southbound approaching the A466 (Wye Valley/Tintern Abbey route). Got caught there in diabolical congestion five years ago. Heading north to Ross-on-Wye last Friday, we saw the same half-mile 3-lane tailback and were reminded of it. Luckily we returned early Sunday … Continue reading
Today I was timing the traffic lights in Braunton (near Barnstaple) where I still have plans despite a refusal from Devon Highways to agree a lights-off trial. (The trial is to prove the obvious: that we’re better off under self-control, … Continue reading