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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:27 
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Following on from: http://www.safespeed.org.uk/forum/viewt ... 765#154765

I thought it would be an excellent to catalogue the 'worst thinking' infecting present and future road safety. Here's a quick start:

* emotional thinking
* bad science
* dogma
* blind faith

Ideas please...

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The idea that legislation is the solution for every problem.

Lack of trust in road users.

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Vested interests.

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* Social engineering dressed up as road safety
* Official bodies to lose all credibility
* Driver quality to decline
* non-drivers in charge

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If I say:

"hidden agendas",

what I mean is that road safety policy should ONLY be about that and not about making motoring less attractive to the public.

I was also going to say:

"revenue generation",

but I think maybe both those are covered by Smeggy's suggestion and Paul's "social engineering" one??


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*Historical - 'Because it has always been done like that'

*Knee-jerk - 'Something must be done!'


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Icandoit wrote:
*Knee-jerk - 'Something must be done!'


"Think of the children" - Pretty much the same as the above, but a specific, and widespread case.


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Overlegislation
Policy based on gut-shots and guesses


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RobinXe wrote:
Overlegislation
Policy based on gut-shots and guesses


With Gordon Brown in charge, I think the fewer gut-shots we have on the TV the more likely I am to successfully keep my lunch down, so I definitely support this one.


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Increasingly, I suspect:

* manufactured congestion aimed at furthering a political agenda

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