Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

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Do you press the button to stop speeding crime?

Poll ended at 7 Mar 2019, 6:15pm

Yes, if I have time several times
2
5%
Yes, anything reducing speed, +1!
1
3%
Sometimes
1
3%
Only if I want to cross
16
42%
Not occurred to me, shall in future
1
3%
No, that is interfering
0
No votes
No, that is childish
13
34%
No, afraid to annoy drivers
0
No votes
No, surely that is illegal/illogical
3
8%
I fight speeding in other ways: e.g.:
1
3%
 
Total votes: 38

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Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

Postby brynpoeth » 13 Feb 2019, 4:33pm

Oldjohnw wrote:Why move twigs and branches when walking in the woods?

The track is used by cyclists too, I walk it often but rarely cycle there, often dogs drag sticks about then abandon them, their owners leave bits of wood up to the size of small branches on the track, I kick them (twigs, sticks), into the undergrowth
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Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

Postby PitPony » 13 Feb 2019, 4:45pm

The other day I was cycling down the road when a person loitering by the pedestrian crossing pressed the button but made no attempt to cross. Naturally I stopped and waited until the light changed to green. It was cold and wet and I developed a bad cold.
The following day I was cycling down a different road and a cyclist passing the pedestrian crossing pressed the button as they passed by. Naturally I stopped and waited until the light changed to green. It was cold and wet and my bad cold developed into influenza.
The day after that I was cycling down another road (I think you can guess where I'm going ) when a group of people loitering by the pedestrian crossing pressed the buttons but made no attempt to cross. It was cold and wet (it always is ) and my influenza developed into pneumonia.
Tomorrow my hearse driver has been instructed not to stop.

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Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

Postby brynpoeth » 13 Feb 2019, 5:07pm

I must start a thread for unfunny 'jokes' like that one :(
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Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

Postby 661-Pete » 13 Feb 2019, 8:29pm

brynpoeth wrote:I must start a thread for unfunny 'jokes' like that one :(

Reminds me, somehow, of the tale of Augustus in Struwwelpeter - the little boy who refused his soup five days in a row, and on the fifth day had starved to death.

You don't catch cold - let alone flu - from being held up for a few seconds in the rain. Mind you, if you already have an infection, it could be aggravated.

Never mind - point made, however 'sick'....
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Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

Postby kwackers » 13 Feb 2019, 9:36pm

661-Pete wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:I must start a thread for unfunny 'jokes' like that one :(

Reminds me, somehow, of the tale of Augustus in Struwwelpeter - the little boy who refused his soup five days in a row, and on the fifth day had starved to death.

You don't catch cold - let alone flu - from being held up for a few seconds in the rain. Mind you, if you already have an infection, it could be aggravated.

Never mind - point made, however 'sick'....

Had this been a car forum the joke would have been that the cyclist stopped at a red light... :lol:

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Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

Postby brynpoeth » 14 Feb 2019, 6:49pm

100%JR wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Still very puzzled at the reactions and poll results

Really?
Seek help before it's too late :wink:

Please, what sort of help do you think I need? I really would like an answer

If you don't answer, I would welcome suggestions from others
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Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

Postby 661-Pete » 14 Feb 2019, 8:54pm

brynpoeth wrote:Please, what sort of help do you think I need? I really would like an answer

If you don't answer, I would welcome suggestions from others
You don't need to seek help. But you do need to listen to reason.

Almost no-one condones your stated actions in needlessly holding up traffic. And I don't think your plan will help to make the roads 'safer' one iota. So why not just bow down gracefully and accept that your idea is a non-starter? (and I don't mean that literally...)
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Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

Postby PDQ Mobile » 14 Feb 2019, 9:02pm

brynpoeth wrote:
100%JR wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Still very puzzled at the reactions and poll results

Really?
Seek help before it's too late :wink:

Please, what sort of help do you think I need? I really would like an answer

If you don't answer, I would welcome suggestions from others

I suggest you frequently try your traffic calming method in Rhyl around 10pm on a Saturday night.
Help will come! :shock:

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Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

Postby 661-Pete » 14 Feb 2019, 9:04pm

PDQ Mobile wrote:I suggest you frequently try your traffic calming method in Rhyl around 10pm on a Saturday night.
Help will come! :shock:
Is there something about the good citizens of Rhyl that I don't know about?
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Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

Postby PDQ Mobile » 14 Feb 2019, 9:09pm

661-Pete wrote:
PDQ Mobile wrote:I suggest you frequently try your traffic calming method in Rhyl around 10pm on a Saturday night.
Help will come! :shock:
Is there something about the good citizens of Rhyl that I don't know about?

No.
Wrexham would do just as well!

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Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

Postby brynpoeth » 15 Feb 2019, 12:16am

I refer the Rt Hon Member for PDQ to the clean jokes thread where there is plenty of harmless humour :wink:
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Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

Postby brynpoeth » 19 Feb 2019, 5:23am

Bonefishblues wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:
reohn2 wrote:It seems at least one of our number fails to understand such a simple concept :roll:

More stop-start traffic = driving becomes less attractive, the idiots park in the suburbs (free), save time, fuel, energy, and enjoy a short walk
Reduces pollution :D

Yep, that's exactly what will happen. Meanwhile in this universe.

Less motor traffic, making driving less attractive, is surely what we [nearly] all want, to paraphrase you :wink:
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Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

Postby Bonefishblues » 19 Feb 2019, 7:21am

Is that the sound of a dead horse being flogged?

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Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

Postby Cugel » 19 Feb 2019, 8:16am

Bonefishblues wrote:Is that the sound of a dead horse being flogged?


The tap tap tap of an inoperative magic button being pressed. :-)

However, since this button is of no use whatsoever in reducing car numbers or their predations, it begs the question: what can we as individuals do to combat the evil effects of the filthy things - besides driving out own filthy thing less or getting rid of it altogether?

One thing has already been done. A vote for leaving the EU! This will surely reduce car use as one of many, many features, effects and consequences of the impending economic downturn. Mind, for every pedestrian no longer run over by a Toad roaring about on his mission, there will be N others dying of malnutrition or even riot! Every silver-lined cloud has a great big stormy bit in the middle.

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Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

Postby reohn2 » 19 Feb 2019, 9:24am

The definition of frustration/lunacy(take your pick),is someone pressing pedestrian crossing button repeatedly in the vain hope of a reduction in motor vehicles on the road :?
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