they have no power over me.
I am currently seeing quite a few messages in social media regarding “road safety” ads … well, this may make me unpopular, but I don’t see the point of them.
They just cause distress in people who already try to drive safely. People like me.
I see the warnings on speeding.
I see the warnings on mobile phones.
I see the warnings on alcohol.
None of it makes a lick of difference when push comes to shove: people will do what they think they can get away with.
It seems to me that most people can only drive properly when they think the police are watching. Ergo – they know what they are supposed to do but actively choose not to obey road rules.
Or in our case, you can be the safest, most experienced driver in the world, but circumstance / karma / fate/ the fricken “Hand of God” can still fuck you over bigtime.
That’s what the witnesses said: “It was like the hand of God came and swept them into the truck”.
I’d say it must have been the hand of the devil.
People don’t ever think it will happen to them when the cut off a truck before a red light.
When they speed through a school zone.
When they tailgate.
When they pointlessly switch lanes to gain a 5 second advantage.
So short of getting into a car with drunk teenagers, I just don’t see the point of the big road safety ad campaign. They only affect the people who already get it.
I’d rather the money was spent on extra police as it seems that the sight of a speed camera or highway patrol car is the ONLY thing that I’ve seen that makes drivers change their behaviour.
Unless you are like me and already know what all those signs with numbers in circles mean and CHOOSE to obey them all the time, whether the police are watching or not.