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Who will rid us of these meddlesome freaks?

Forcing people to use their cars less through measures such as round-the-clock 20mph limits is oppressive. Dictators use oppression. We are supposed to live in a democracy. With the proliferation of traffic lights and “safety” cameras, there is already excessive … Continue reading

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Targeting blame

A woman was killed, three people were hurt, and the Piccadilly Line was closed after a Range Rover crashed in Park Royal. Labour councillor for Balham, Jo Rigby, wrote, “A child will grow up without a mother because a man … Continue reading

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Mediocrity blocking reform

The level of debate about roads on BBC Today and PM is pitiful. On self-driving cars and 20mph recently, “experts” cited accident figures and blamed driver error. They never see that our problems stem from the mistaken rules and a … Continue reading

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They cannot be serious!

License cyclists and make them subject to the same rules as motorists? The government is supposed to be levelling up, isn’t it, not down? The ruinous rules of the road need reform, not expansion. Road-users need education, not enforcement.

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Apathy from on high

On the Today Programme, oncologist Prof Pat Price rightly criticised the backlog of cancer patients waiting for tests or treatent, and called for radical action. Meanwhile, I scream in the dark about the dysfunctional rules of the road which continue to … Continue reading

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Abuse abuse abuse

Abuse is a buzzword these days. How does the state get away with such abuse of our rights in the fields of parking, “speeding”, and coercive control generally on the roads? It’s all an abuse of our time, our intelligence, … Continue reading

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The air we breathe and state ignorance

As if we didn’t already know, the government-funded Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants has reported a definite link between exhaust emissions and the rise in dementia.    No doubt there will be calls to ban cars, and higher … Continue reading

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Kangaroo justice

Nottingham Police and crime commissioner, Caroline Henry, has received a 6-month ban and a £2450 fine after breaking the limit five times in 12 weeks. Serves her right, you might think. After all, she had pledged to crack down on … Continue reading

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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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