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More morons

As if we’re incapable of driving in a straight line at a plodding 60mph, Jim O’Sullivan, CEO of Highways England, wants a year to test the raising of the motorway speed limit when no roadworks are in progress, e.g. on … Continue reading

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Transfiguration

I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again. To transform road safety and transfigure the public realm, we need to reverse the balance of power in favour of the vulnerable. Supported by legal reform, the new hierarchy would make … Continue reading

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Getting away with manslaughter

Grenfell’s 73 and Gosport 456 deaths get week-in, week-out media coverage, but the far greater number of casualties on our roads is barely mentioned or remarked upon. It’s as if we accept road casualties as inevitable. They are not. Most … Continue reading

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Not to denigrate Gosport but …

Now there will be wall-to-wall media coverage of the Gosport hospital deaths (from over-prescription of painkillers) in the 1990s – 456 plus possibly another 200. Will the media kick up a similar storm over the 24,000 killed and hurt on … Continue reading

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Child abuse

The traffic system is based on priority aka inequality. It sets the stage for conflict. It puts vulnerable road-users in danger. It puts the onus on the child to beware the driver, when it could and should be the other … Continue reading

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Yesterday I emailed several BBC news programmes and national newspapers the following. So far zero response: So there will be no Brexit dividend, and we face tax increases to fund the NHS. Meanwhile, a fount of public money, currently squandered … Continue reading

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Grenfell parallels

Coverage of the avoidable Grenfell fire continues unabated. Ben Okri’s critique of system failures (Today, 14 June) that led to the disaster is equally relevant to the dysfunctional traffic control system, which continues to set the stage for avoidable conflict … Continue reading

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IFS call for tax increases – cobblers!

Today the IFS called for tax increases to fund the NHS. Once again, the think tanks and media outlets (Today, Radio 4, for example) overlook the field of dysfunctional traffic policy. Reform would provide ample funds for the NHS as … Continue reading

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No way back

This pieceĀ about Mayer Hillman leaves little doubt that the world with its dependence on fossil fuels is on an irreversible path of self-destruction. If the UK went zero-emissions tomorrow, it would make barely any difference. Individual acts such as re-useable … Continue reading

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Telegraph piece

Article by Tom Welsh

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