Tag Archives: Equality Streets

The definition of fascism?

Re previous posts about the fabricated “crime” of “speeding”. Statutory traffic law allows no defence, no arguments on rational or commonsense grounds. The system inures itself against reform by forbidding voices to be raised in challenge. It’s a self-serving monster.

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Hit by a bus

The phrase, “You could be killed crossing the road” is a thoughtlessly-repeated phrase, e.g. the other day on The Today Programme by Chief Medical Officer, Chris Whitty (10.1. 2021, I think it was). Making some parallel with the risk of … Continue reading

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Anyone for tennis? Nope

I’m no fan of the term “nanny state” because good nannies enable rather than disable human flourishment. Blanket lockdown rules that outlaw activities such as tennis among people capable of exercising due care are akin to rigid speed limits that … Continue reading

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Mugged by the system

During a perfectly safe overtaking manoeuvre on an otherwise empty dual lane stretch of the A361 Link Rd, I’m clocked doing 73 in a 60 by a concealed radar gun. The road is clear and the weather fine. No harm … Continue reading

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Speeding: a fabricated crime

Motorists who fall foul of traffic regulation are rarely real criminals. Captain, now Sir Tom Moore, the NHS fundraising hero, admitted to breaking the speed limit hundreds of times. In doing so, he probably only hurt the odd fly. Harriet … Continue reading

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Cool Hand Fluke

I realise now that everything about my challenge to the speeding ticket was irrelevant to the Court. And everything that statutory law stands for – numbers instead of context – is irrelevant to me. So what we had was a … Continue reading

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No human dimension

It came as a shock to see how uninterested Courts are in matters concerning nuances in human behaviour, context and prevailing conditions, system defects, and justice. To the exclusion of all else, it fixates on numbers, blame, and, it appears, … Continue reading

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Illegal pollution and road closures

Like most traffic “experts” on the BBC, Prof Andrew Lewis failed to mention on the World at One (7.12.20) the role of traffic lights in producing congestion, and contributing to the premature death of 9 year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah. Will the … Continue reading

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Road pricing?

The song Taxman by George Harrison and John Lennon has the lines, “If you drive a car we’ll tax the street … If you take a walk we’ll tax your feet”. Traffic regulation costs tens of billions a year yet fails to keep us … Continue reading

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Lights or phones more dangerous?

Officialdom justifies draconian new measures against mobile phone use by casualty figures where phone use has played a part. But those figures are much lower than “accidents” at traffic lights. According to this BBC news  briefing, in 2019, there were … Continue reading

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