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