Carrots and sticks, reloaded (road safety)

So the extent of the police’s strategy in 2015 for road safety appears to be a purely carrot-based approach, with this whole ‘MAN’ thing. The police for their part appears to be quite chuffed that they handed out 2300 of these Motorist advice notices to the motorists violating traffic laws.

If they’re seriously going to use this as a barometer of success, then they’re really out of touch.

Success is fewer infractions, not fewer *ticketed* infractions. It is the changing of our driving culture, not a bunch of ‘MANs’. Goodness.

Carrot time is over. Bring on the stick already. Stop mollifying bad and dangerous drivers.

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