I see Dublin is to grind to a slower standstill than normal from next Monday.
They are introducing a 24 hour 30Kph speed limit throughout the city centre.
So if you happen to be driving through O’Connell Street at five in the morning, when there isn’t a sinner around, you still have to crawl at 30. Fucking idiots!
One of the arguments for this is that research shows that 45% of pedestrians die when struck by a car at 50Kph but only 5% if hit at 30Kph. Here we go again. Some fuckwad has done some ‘research’ and we have to live with the consequences.
Actually, that research sounds interesting. Did they get a couple of drivers to drive up and down O’Connell Street at varying speeds and then count the fatalities at the end of the day? Are they going to do further research where they discover to their amazement that there are 0% fatalities when the car is doing 0Kph? God help us if they do as that will then be the new speed limit.
Why can’t they do a little extra research? Why don’t they discover that if the fucking pedestrians kept off the fucking road there would be no accidents?
Who pays these ‘researchers’? And more important – who decides what they ‘research’? Who is paying for the UK ‘researchers’ who discovered ‘through research’ that the G-spot doesn’t exist? And who pays the French ‘researchers’ who ‘through research’ say that it does? Mind you – I’m prepared to do that one for nothing.
Research has shown that survivors of fires can breath extremely hot smoke that is full of noxious gasses, yet can make a recovery and live a full life. Yet research has shown that puffing quietly on a cool pipe is going to lead to a miserable, painful and imminent death.
Some of these projects baffle the imagination. Who funded research that showed that cows with names produce more milk than cows that don’t? For fuck’s sake! And who funded research to discover which made the better weapon – a full beer bottle or an empty one?
I would propose a new research project; one that produces a lasting and beneficial result.
My project is to show that a world without researchers as a safer and saner place.