Skip to Content
Streetsblog Los Angeles home
Streetsblog Los Angeles home
Log In
Cartoon Tuesday

Cartoon Tuesday: Tales From the Dark Side (of the Road)

2:23 PM PDT on March 17, 2009

The UK Department for Transport's no-holds-barred THINK! road safety campaign isn't just for adults. This creepy toon, one in a series designed to influence how kids interact with auto traffic (here's another), encourages bright colored clothing in favor of "trendy" darker tones when walking at night.

These
spots bring to mind a number of questions. Is it possible to preach
pedestrian safety to pedestrians without, even by implication,
downplaying the responsibility of drivers? And when it comes to kids,
is it possible -- or responsible -- to teach anything other than "Fear the car"

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog Los Angeles

Solis Motion Demands Community Benefits for Stadium Gondola to Proceed

A motion from Supervisor Solis would require the gondola project commit to many community benefits - from robust, affordable housing to truly committing to using no public funds

February 22, 2024

SGV Connect 121: El Monte and South El Monte, with ActiveSGV and Libros Monte

Podcast features ActiveSGV's David Diaz on various multimodal/complete streets projects - and Pedro Gonzales on Libros Monte and Mt. SAC's El Centro: Latinx Student Program

February 20, 2024

This Week In Livable Streets

CicLAvia, Metro lower 710 Freeway widening plan, C Line construction, Alternative Traffic Enforcement at Transportation Committee, street racing, and more

February 20, 2024
See all posts