I have recived the following if anybody is interested
I spotted this a week or so ago.
I guess the idea is that by linkning the two campaigns together, the sum is more than the parts and they'll get more attention than either group on its own.
I'm still waiting for someone to take onboard the fact of poor motorcycle lighting, most particularly at the rear where a single incandescent bulb (which fail regularly) is still the norm on a lot of bikes. There's no excuse for that in 2011.
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"Force has no place where there is need of skill" Herodotus 450BC :burnout:
They have to justify their unelected positions & 6 figure salaries by being seen to do something.
Doesn't bother me either way: nothing they implement can have any effect on my own safety so I'll ride DrL free, here, in Europe, or anywhere in the world. To the bikes hard-wired since whenever I'll retro fit a proper switch.
While I don't believe ''Blinding vehicle lights are surely the most pressing road safety problem of modern times,' I do believe they are a problem. Often though, it's simply a case of poorly adjusted lamps. That there are so many may indicate a growing selfishness... the 'I can light up the road just fine thanks and I don't give a damn about you' mentality. Although difficult to quantify, it can be demonstrated a general, insidious beligerence is on the increase through a rise in other forms of anti-social, inconsiderate driving: namely a complete lack of indicator use which has become dangerously prolific in my experience – whether riding, driving, or simply gauging a crossing as a pedestrian.
My personal theory is this behaviour is linked to more deeply rooted social issues stemming from our post Kantian materialistic perception of life, existence and personal responsibility [or lack of it], and the crowded rush of our 21st Century lifestyles.
Riding a motorcycle equips you with so many life saving insights and facets it's difficult to acknowledge how any pencil-necked beaurocrat could ever, in any shape or form, pass on any worthwhile wisdom or implement any life saving legislation.
Unfortunately we wont be seeing any real improvement until those in the seats act & speak on issues they have real knowledge and experience of. Don't hold your breath: Plato was aware of this 2000+ years ago, and nothing has changed.
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