As mentioned before, no-one died of phone-hacking, but coverage has been wall-to-wall. Meanwhile, on the roads, every year, 25,000 human beings are killed or hurt, many of them children. Yet my pitches to press and broadcast outlets about authentic solutions to our (man-made) road safety problems go unanswered.
The Poynton video shows that our roads need not be a misery. They can be a joy. It is said that there is no alternative to painful spending cuts. But there is, as I wrote three years ago in this 2010 piece which went unnoticed.
Is the current system of unequal priority and counterproductive control our worst peacetime disaster?
Equality Streets are widely applicable and could bring peace to our roads. Meanwhile, the current system continues to put us in danger.
Another irony in the fire: in this era of health and safety, the traffic control system is failing in its duty to keep us safe and healthy.