A blog about cars in Aberdeen.

This is a blog about cars in Aberdeen because most people aspire to the convenience of personal motor transport, pay dearly for the privilege, provide much employment, contribute greatly in taxes, and then people expect them to ‘leave the car at home’, while their money is spent creating cycle lanes and the like for freeloading cyclists.

Sunday 7 November 2010

You expect us to stop? But there's no line?

On Aberdeen's Lang Stracht, Council financial stringency has meant that the road-markings haven't been renewed as often as they should. With the result, the stop lines at certain traffic lights have all but worn away. Clever motorists have perspicaciously noticed this. It means you probably don't have to stop at the red if you're in a hurry (maybe), or if you're really important. Or if you're a strong-willed individualistic rebel. Like these motorists clearly are?

In any case, we at Aberdeen Cars believe that traffic lights should be advisory. Like speed limits or parking restrictions.


  1. I've never seen a cyclist do this! ;-)

  2. Cyclists aren't backed by a tonneandahalf of metal weapon

  3. @Anonymous 25 Feb 11:43

    Thankyou for helping to confirm our point. Yes, everyone goes through red lights - they are like speed limits, pavements, double yellow lines - yes, they are *advisory only*.

    It's long overdue that the authorities recognised the "facts on the ground" and did away with traffic lights alltogether.

    Then, once this "survival-of-the-fittest" regime is enshrined by (lack of) law, motor traffic will evolve by natural selection. That's surely what all right-thinking people want?