And don’t get me started about Faux News, brought to us from a network that acts as the mouthpiece for the Republican party in its news programming, yet makes the bulk of its money from prime time programming offering sex, sex, sex, sex, innuendo, and did I mention sex? There’s a fundamental disconnect between their viewer demographics.
Oh, dammit! I went off on Faux News anyway!
…and my thanks to Fritz for directing me to your post.]]>
I ride with a helmet but I feel slightly guilty that I’m promoting the fact cycling, in rare circumstances, can be less than safe.
By rights, we should all drive our cars wearing full-face helmets and wear fire-retardant suits because these would save us in the event of a bad smash, but we don’t, and driving is perceived to be ’safe as houses’.]]>
In the U.S., a percentage of transportation funding is require by law to go to “Safe Routes to School” and a percentage of that must go to safety education, safety programs and promotion. Unfortunately, a very large portion of education is limited to ‘wear a helmet to be safe’ and a big chunk of promotion is limited to handing out free bike helmets. As if.]]>