I usually blog (moan) about the underlying cause of our problems on the road (priority), avoidable danger and delay at traffic lights, the failure of the authorities to take note or take action, and the scope in traffic system reform for kind cuts. Less contentious is the point about street clutter generated by traffic engineering. But clutter isn’t just unsightly, it’s lethal. Approaching lights in west London the other day, I resisted the temptation to keep going when they changed from green to amber. Materialising from the cluster of traffic light poles … a man on foot. He hadn’t seen me any more than I had seen him. And the authorities claim that traffic lights enhance safety!