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(Rigid) rules for fools

Should Notts Crime Commissioner, Caroline Henry, resign over her 5 “speeding” offences? No. The anonymous fools who make us drive by numbers instead of context should. And the puerile numbers rule should be changed. A US study found that drivers … Continue reading

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Censored again?

Last week I pitched the following to PM and Today. As usual, no response. Am I being censored, do they not read emails, or do they only respond to non-controversial material? If as road-users, on foot or on wheels, we … Continue reading

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Killer Roads?

How can an investigative documentary with the pedigree of Panorama fail so dismally in its investigation? One cliché after another followed as the programme sought to account for the trending increase in road “accidents”. The key interviewee was HM Inspector … Continue reading

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Increase in road accidents is due to …

Panorama tonight is to feature commentators who blame the increase in road accidents on cuts in traffic police and speed cameras. Will they mention the inadequate driving test and counterproductive traffic regulation? Doubtful.

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London’s lethal air quality

The advice from Greenpeace and Sadiq Khan is to avoid wood-burning stoves and non-essential driving. They miss what is arguably the chief cause: coercive traffic control. By making us stop, idle and restart, endlessly, needlessly, the system maximises emissions, brake … Continue reading

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The cult of traffic control

On File on 4 (23.11.21), Dr Alexandra Stein of the Family Survival Trust, a charity which supports victims of cults and coercive control, defined cults as having “an authoritarian leadership group, an isolating and steeply hierarchical structure, an absolute belief … Continue reading

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No surprise

As well as damaging heart, lungs, bloodstream and brain, exhaust pollution also affects mental health. Guardian coverage here. The research was led by Ioannis Bakolis of King’s College, London.

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Safety last

Safety features in cars are an admission that collisions are inevitable and conflict is the norm. But if roads were designed for coexistence instead of competition, and we had a worthwhile driving test, conflict would disappear and we’d go without … Continue reading

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Am I being censored?

Every so often, I pitch stuff to among others The Telegraph, Guardian, Today Programme and Newsnight, most recently as follows: “No alternative to tax increases to fund social care? Oh yes there is. Tens of billions go on traffic control … Continue reading

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Grotesque misapplication of resources

There are countless road design and policy improvements that would save lives, time and money, but transport departments and traffic authorities fixate on counterproductive control and racketeering enforcement at vast cost to our well-being.

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