Tag Archives: corporate manslaughter

State-sponsored child abuse

A boy of 11 is killed trying to cross the road. This was no accident. The rules of the road, and nothing but the rules, are to blame. It’s another case of state-sponsored manslaughter, or child abuse. Shame on traffic … Continue reading

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Corporate manslaughter

It’s well-known that dirty urban air causes lung, heart and developmental damage, but increasingly it’s being linked to brain damage. The Times didn’t break the news but covered it on 19 September under the front page headline, “Dementia soars in … Continue reading

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Corporate manslaughter by Parliament and Camden Council

Let it not be forgotten that MPs introduce the legislation that supports the extortion racket that promotes this unspeakable intimidation. England prides itself on being a democratic country, but in matters of parking and traffic control, it might as well be … Continue reading

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Corporate manslaughter

There is increasing evidence that traffic fumes cause heart disease, respiratory disease, strokes, neurodegenerative conditions, early death, and now dementia. Ten years ago, in No Idle Matter, I wrote that traffic control multiplies harmful emissions by a factor of four. Engineering lecturer at … Continue reading

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Abuse of human nature

On the road, as in other travels in life, freedom+responsibility+education=empowerment. Most traffic regulation disempowers us, upsets our relationships with other road-users. If policymakers used instead of abused our social instinct for cooperation, things could be so simple. But the lords … Continue reading

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Corporate manslaughter?

Here is yet another “accident” involving a cyclist. As stated before, most accidents are not accidents. They are events contrived by the rules and design of the road. These days, even more euphemistically, “accidents” are called “collisions”. Note that this … Continue reading

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Corporate manslaughter

My Radio 4 piece is over and done, but I should have denounced the purveyors of traffic control in stronger terms. By making roads dangerous in the first place (with the unequal priority system), and for presiding over tens of … Continue reading

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