Tag Archives: traffic control

Abuse Part 94

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.

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Ingrained abuse

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.

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Booker winner and the traffic 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.

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Criticism where due

I’m critical of traffic officers and policymakers because they oppose change and support a system which is intrinsically dangerous, anti-social and inefficient. It steals our time, damages our health and well-being, defaces streetscapes, and kills our children. Brutality, sociopathy and … Continue reading

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Redistibution of public money

A headline item on The Today Programme was the hike in rates for 25% of businesses, which means many will go to the wall. Apparently business rates guarantee tax income of £24bn a year. The underfunding of social care also … Continue reading

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Advice to the PM

Teresa May wants a fairer, sharing society. She could start on our roads and public spaces. Replace priority with equality, enabling peaceful give-and-take among all road-users. In the absence of a bridge or flyover, let all junctions be filter (more or … Continue reading

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War on the roads. The system is to blame

In the centre of Exeter, on foot, approaching a traffic-lit junction, I saw a gap between clumps of waiting peds, and a bigger gap in the one-way traffic. As I crossed, causing inconvenience to no-one, a driver saw fit to … Continue reading

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A state of violence

A new law against domestic violence – coercive control – is on the statute books. Isn’t it time to outlaw violence against the public in the form of priority-driven traffic control?

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Vols de mort

Do traffic managers and traffic system salesmen have a vested interest in keeping roads dangerous and congested? Most traffic regulation represents an insult to the public, and maintains a lucrative gravy train for the Voldemorts who lord it over us … Continue reading

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Supporting the majority?

The Tories claim to support the hardworking, honest majority. Why then, do they support a system of counterproductive traffic control for which the hardworking, honest majority pays through the nose?  

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