Cyril Haearn wrote:Pressing the button at the lights is not provocative, I am helping to keep speeds down, enforce the law, reduce danger, increase chances for others to walk across. Glad to stop when cycling too
When in reality you're causing unnecessary traffic jams in turn causing more pollution due to standing traffic,irritating people who are forced to stop for no reason other than you unreasonable desire to press(other people's) buttons.
It's a plain silly tactic,in the same way claiming that someone who unintentionally cause someone else a slight fright by announcing their impending arrival from behind would cause all and sundry impending doom and heart attack.
I went for a walk in the countryside with someone with anxiety and depression as part of their recovery,to get them in the fresh air and in nature.
Whilst walking on a path we were passed closely from behind by some idiot on an MTB,he uttered not a word of warning.
Which do you prefer,some kind,any kind of warning(bell,whistle,tuba,clarinet perhaps,maybe a nice "hello coming past") of another's presence. Or no warning?
I know which the person I was with would've preferred,as it was me she clung onto in the event.
PS,she didn't die despite her advancing years.