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That Panorama programme, but where to start... 🤔
Let's go with speed cameras first, programme makes a big thing about them not working, well they haven't for 5+ years mostly since the switch from wet film to digital & average cameras, fixed site cameras are largely ineffective
anyway unless placed at problem sites. Traffic officer numbers decreased dramatically from 2011/12 not 2016, if they had explored the earlier years they would have discovered a much larger decrease. Then we come to existing traffic officer numbers, most are in a ANPR intercept
role or share other roles such as ARV duties, thus do very little core traffic work but count as traffic officers on a headcount. Drink driving, well there's less tests as cuts have consequences, most drink drive arrests are proactive but due to high demand officers
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Right then, I've held off commenting on this to give myself a decent amount of time to think about what I would have spent the budget on instead of this 👇, & why if @TfL want more harmony on their roads they need to come away from asking drivers to "think" and be afraid instead
First we need to see that the film addresses merely a symptom of the problem at hand, which is offending #driverbehaviour. Remove the causational factor & you remove the consequences, that is what they have failed to do. As for the reaction shown from the #vulnerableroaduser you
will never eradicate that, for it is a normal expected reaction to having one's life engangered, you cannot stop an evolutionary response, "fight or flight", even trained officers like myself will struggle not to react when the adrenaline kicks in & nature takes over. You
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Calling all '#RoadSafety' industry charlatans - this is why your fake concern for & cynical pushing hi-vis & PPE at #VulnerableRoadUsers isn't worth shit.
You just can't rely on drivers to behave themselves.…
The shameless '#RoadSafety' industry's cynical hi-vis & PPE myths busted every day of the week by people of all ages & abilities...
#Paris shows that good street design makes cycling accessible & safe. You *don't* do it by scolding the most vulnerable to mitigate the danger posed by motor vehicle drivers.
#RoadSafety organisations - get a clue...
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Days after a terrorist kills 2 innocent people, MPs rush to change legal processes.
In the interim 20 innocent people die on UK roads: tumbleweed.
The carnage never ends, while politicians look the other way.
Another hit & run.
The needs & safety of #VulnerableRoadUsers continue to be ignored as political parties obsess about immigrants.
The biggest danger we face is already here & behind the steering wheel...
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