Based on pure scaremongery and worse of all creating some sort of acceptability of dangerous driving by blaiming the victims for being hit… because they are not “BRIGHT ENOUGH”! Can you believe this?
I mean, if I had a child and I’d let him/her take this test, I would be highly surprised if he/she would want to leave the house ever again!
Slogans such as:
“Dress brightly, in cool gear if it’s hospital you fear”
“Oh dear, the car couldn’t see you…”
Oh dear, the car could’t see you???? So now it’s the victim fault if a car is doing 50 in a 30 miles zone and it hits you because of its dangerous driving?
Do you, DFT, really believe that a high-vis vest is going to stop a 50m/hr car (or whatever speed, 30m/hr is enough to be able kill a human)?
Instead of building a positive and constructive programmes for greener transport, with the aim of reducing the number of cars needed to go about daily life, especially in cities, you spend money on this? On making people so scared they’ll just end up locking themselves in their own homes and only step in their car to buy a pint of milk a mile down the road, because that’s the only way they’ll feel safe.
Shouldn’t you, DFT, fight to ensure our roads infrastructure is safe for all? But most of all, safer and enjoyable at human scale, not at car scale? We’ve seen the destructive power of things like the inner Ring Road in Birmingham, for example, how it divided the city and how it’s taking so long and so much money to restitch the city back to a pleasant human scale. I use Birmingham simply as an example, many cities suffer from the dominion of the car.
Is this really the world we want to shape for us and for future generations?
At first I get so angry when I come across this kind of regressive thinking, then I get incredbily depressed at the kind of incompetent, regressive people that must be heading important government departments such as DFT to approve such decisions and ideas.
Is anyone else out there outraged or do you think this is the way forward???
Please don’t tell me yes, to the latter, please!
[Images taken and credited to DFT]