Questions

We’re supposed to accept traffic controls without question. Well, I have a few questions.

Why should we stop at red when no-one is using the green?

Who is the better judge of when, or what speed to go – you and me at the time and the place, or lights and limits fixed by absent regulators?

Is it reasonable to put the onus on children to beware motorists, or should it be the other way round?

If mobile phones are banned because they take our eyes off the road, should traffic lights and speed cameras be banned for the same reason?

Is it safer to cross a green light at speed or, having checked there is no conflicting traffic, a red light with care?

Is it time to install traffic lights in shopping centres and skateboard parks, or time to start treating motorists as grown-ups?

We complain about the traffic and blame other drivers, but could it be traffic controls that are the problem?