|28th February 2012||#1|
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Art thinks this is swell - no pumping
Probably serves Art right for being such a hipster...
More seriously though Retronaut have uploaded a selection of 1940s US bicycle safety adverts. It's interesting how much blame they seem to place on cyclists, even when George is hit by a car which seems to have been driving extremely close:
Full set here:
|28th February 2012||#7|
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This kind of thing survives until today. Often, the messaging is more subtle and less crass, but sometimes the real intent breaks through, as in the DfT's fairly recent on-line 'game' on 'Tales of the Road' in which children were invited to hit helmetless children with a hammer while not hitting helmeted children. That one was withdrawn, but the site hasn't really changed much. Just look at this beauty:
It's essentially exactly the same thing--make children afraid and condition their behaviour--, except that today it's an 'interactive' computer game. Here's the summary of what's supposed to be 'learned':
The whole 'Tales of the Road' site is an absolute disgrace.
|28th February 2012||#9|
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Is having to agree with that.it scares kids witless those concentration camp kids.
And another thing.they've got these creepy kid bollards going up now-
Spooky midwich cuckoo kids on street corners.if that method of making drivers slow down isn't fucked I dunno what is.
Cyclecampaigning thread sorry
|28th February 2012||#13|
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It took me four goes to work out how to get the kid across the road in one piece :/
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