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“I would be in favor of speed bumps”

March 7, 2012


Via Copenhagenize.

I can’t quite imagine this kind of plot making its way into an American television show, given the influence car companies must have on the major networks, but at least I can live vicariously through a BBC character telling off a fear-driven NIMBY.  By the way, I love the episode description on the video’s YouTube page: “Pete takes on the neighborhood busybody who opposed traffic-calming measures.”

As an aside, the next time you watch Modern Family, or just about any other show on TV these days that isn’t set in New York City, see how long it takes before there’s a scene involving someone driving a car and talking on a cellphone, even hands free.

  1. March 7, 2012 10:35 am

    Brilliant! Speed bumps to slow traffic down, and silent policement to deter drivers from cutting corners are welcome. I also like the UK Twenty is Plenty campaign. Until people care enough about each other to slow down voluntarily for pedestrians and bicycle traffic then we need strong laws relevant for today and an effective judicial system to keep us safe.

  2. Steve permalink
    March 7, 2012 4:01 pm

    Dang, that’s just what I told Iris about PPW,
    but they weren’t videotaping us at the time.
    Missed my 30 seconds of fame.

  3. NBBLer permalink
    March 7, 2012 9:20 pm

    You might have been on video, Steve. Don’t they have a spy camera set up?


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