The general dumbing-down of life. Just heard a PSA-type ad on the radio about road works in our our region. That’s fair enough but it concluded with a ‘sincere voice’ saying “Look out for the roadworks signs and stop at the temporary traffic lights”. FFS.
Yet I constantly see drivers speeding through road work area, a good example is SH1 where Transmission Gully work is being done. Every time I travel along there multiple drivers ignore the speed restrictions. This put other motorist and the road workers at risk. I have also experienced drivers ignoring temporary traffic lights. The only dumbing down of live is by the idiot drivers that ignore the rules at road work sites and the reminder seem quite appropriate.
You’re right but those idiots will be idiot drivers regardless of whether there’s a stupid ad on the radio about obeying traffic lights. Do we need public money being spent on radio ads saying patently dumb things?
If the ad had said “The works are well signposted and there are temporary traffic lights in operation” I may not have minded so much.