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#1 09-05-07 22:01:34

keefidee
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Road Safety Initiative

The late news on television tonight just announced that Monmouthshire Council are to consider a road safety initiative that has previously been trialled in Wiltshire which apparently yielded a 20+% reduction in Road traffic Accidents.
The method they are considering is to remove road signs and road markings!

Why not go all the way and remove all 'Air Bags' and replace them with a metal spike in the centre of the steering  wheel - that will focus everyone's attention!

Any comments from anyone around the Wiltshire area who may have heard of this trial?  yikes

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#2 10-05-07 05:14:42

pegasus
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Re: Road Safety Initiative

Hi
I didn't catch the item you mention, but there is nothing wrong with the proposals if they were refering to http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/sustainable/homezones/
of course the media as usual may have been stirring things up and making out that it was ALL traffic signs EVERYwhere that would be going.

Incidently that is quite a good idea about getting rid of Drivers airbags and seat belts and replacing them with a six inch spike.
Shame you are about 30 yrs too late, I told the old MoT that when I first went to Cardington on a visit back in the '70s.
I still believe it would be better to make drivers concentrate on careful driving, rather than protecting them with airbags and seat belts.

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#3 10-05-07 08:16:21

keefidee
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Re: Road Safety Initiative

Hi pegasus,

Thanks for the link, that makes more sense than the news item which implied that road signs and markings could be removed in many urban and rural locations.

I am glad you agree about the 'Air Bag' suggestion, I wondered whether it was just my 'mean' side making an appearance.  wink

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