Monthly Archives: May 2014
The current driving test is predicated on anti-social priority. Advice and practice stem from that odious premise, so the driving test unleashes cohorts of barbaric drivers onto our barbaric roads. The Highway Code says pedestrians have priority at junctions. This … Continue reading
The Daily Mirror slams government cuts for axing school crossing patrols. A teacher warns that councils will “have blood on their hands”. As I pointed out in 2010 and 2011, if roads were designed for safety instead of danger, we … Continue reading
20mph campaigners’ hearts are in the right place, but the spirit is trumped by the letter. The Institute of Advanced Motorists states: “Good design and widespread consultation are the keys to the successful use of 20mph zones as a road safety tool, because … Continue reading
Road safety minister, Robert Goodwill, is thinking of extending red time at traffic lights to allow pension-age pedestrians more time to cross the road. About 6 years ago I briefed him about my take on traffic lights. Disappointingly, he is … Continue reading
In prospect: longer sentences for disqualified drivers who kill. What about drivers of lethal, unequal policy? Nothing in the news about them.