Tag Archives: traffic control
“Adam Smith excoriated the man of system who tries to control people and suppress human individuality and freedom”. That’s from a book by Jesse Norman serialised this week on Radio 4. So I reckon the answer to the question, Would … Continue reading
Now Keir Starmer’s at it, talking about taking back control. Doubtless he has no intention of letting drivers decide when or what speed to go. Driving by context instead of numbers is probably too subtle a concept for any politician … Continue reading
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
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
Brake dust is as bad as diesel for producing tiny particles that penetrate heart, lungs and bloodstream. It may be even worse because it produces them in greater quantities. The stop-start drive cycle caused by traffic lights and priority junctions … Continue reading
A new threat issued from Health Minister, Matthew Hancock, today. The government will introduce stronger measures, e.g. banning exercise outside the home, if “people” continue to flout edicts by foregathering (as distinct from twogathering?). There are parallels with traffic control … Continue reading
Interminable airtime is given over to child sexual abuse, but despite endless pitches to the Today Programme and other media outlets, state abuse involving over 20,000 avoidable deaths and life-changing injuries on our roads, annually, don’t get a look-in.
Road “accidents” are the result of the system of priority, which imposes unequal rights and makes roads intrinsically dangerous. The driving test teaches the abuse and neglect that are inherent in the system.
Booker winner, George Saunders, speaks of the human capacity for “infinite acts of decency”. By contrast, the traffic control system promotes infinite acts of indecency. Kinder Streets expands on the theme, as do other pages on this site.