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UK Insurance Company Proposes Gender-Split Traffic Lanes For Social Justice

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posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 01:15 PM

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
This is hilarious. Proof positive that identity politics and social justice is a disease.

and I thought it was a cranial rectosis epidemic

posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 01:38 PM
a reply to: infolurker

Oh god here we go again.

Consider this. You are going on a trip from Glasgow to London and you have the choice of two people :

MRS A who has had 1 accident in 10 years
MR B who has had 10 accidents in 10 years.

Who do you travel with. According to insurance companies it would be MRS A. But here's the thing you do not have enough information to make your decision. Here's the extra info.

MRS A travels 1000 miles a year
MR B travels 20000 miles a year

Thus MRS A has an accident every 10000 miles
MR B has an accident every 20000 miles

This means you are twice as likely to have an accident whilst travelling with MRS A the so called insurance safe person.

Car insurance is based on time (1 year ) whereas safety is based on distance travelled!!!!!
edit on 16/1/2017 by yorkshirelad because: spelling

posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 03:05 PM

originally posted by: infolurker
A social issue or at least a laugh for the day. Woman only car lanes.... because.... well, you know.

In the name of equality, justice and safe spaces, a car insurance firm in the United Kingdom is advocating for the creation and designation of gender split roadways to give women their own lanes and separate infrastructure in order to avoid the perils of sharing the road with men.

The idea is marketed as ‘PinkZones,’ or safe spaces for females on UK’s roadways. Have a look at their pubic statement on the issue:

“Sheilas’ Wheels unveils PinkZones – gender split roads. A proposal to create safe, new, women-only lanes on Britain’s most dangerous roads.

To counteract these issues, the PinkZones design concept proposes two new types of roads. The first recommends demarcating lanes for women drivers on the existing road network, while the second puts forward the creation of women-only flyovers above some of Britain’s busiest roads. The accompanying images show these in greater detail.” ~Shiela’s Wheels, Pink Zones

This is a BRILLIANT idea.

Women tend to be the safest drivers. Not because they are inherently safe, but because they usually emerge unscathed (therefore "safe"), oblivious to the wreckage and mayhem in their rear-view mirror, leaving the other poor drivers braking and swerving to avoid them.

Having women-only lanes will greatly reduce the number of accidents involving men.

posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 05:01 AM
This is a fantastic idea! I think once they're finished building all the women only roads and women only train carriages and women only taxis, they should start encouraging women only restaurants, women only bars and cafes, women only offices etc. Then we can build a layer of roads and businesses above the women only infrastructure for asian only ladies and mens roads, asian only business etc. And above those we can build european only roads and business, and above those, black only roads and businesses, and so on and so forth.

Just make every building 20 stories high, with 20 entrances and 20 different roads. Oh and also make sure that the businesses and roads are visually, audibly and smell...ibly? isolated from each other so the men can't abuse the women, the whites can't shoot the blacks, and the blacks can't beat up the latinos. Segregation for everyone!

Also to make sure that no-one gets offended during social gatherings, we should also form a government department that you need to apply to in order to socialise with someone else. You must pay a fee to register interest in partaking a gender, age, race, education and appearance neutral activity and submit a script of exactly what you will say during the encounter. The government official will review your proposed script and substitute any unacceptable terms or poor phrasing with a more appropriate sentence. Then you can attend your social event at the allocated time and date. Failure to stick to the assigned script will result in immediate public humiliation, instance divorce, loss of job, house, money and genitals. All the joys of social interaction with zero threats to anyones safe space. It's win win!

posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 05:47 AM
FFS, it's a joke, a piss take.

It's not meant to be taken seriously.....and if anyone even for one minute tried to consider the practicalities of implementing such a thing they would realise just how infeasible and even impossible such a thing would be.

There's enough things in this world to get wound up about....people really need to start using a little bit of common sense every now and then.

posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 02:20 AM

originally posted by: ketsuko

originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: infolurker

what utter bollox - the " link " does not even resolve to the domain of the insurance company - any cockwomble could have made the site

Are you relying on an ignorance of British slang to allow you to get away with Mud Pit level rhetoric in a place that isn't?

Hahaha I thought cockwomble was freakin great! As an American who's lived in the UK I'd rank that right up there with Knobjockey

posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 02:46 AM
a reply to: LordGoofus

all " demographic specific " infrastructure should be built and paid for by its intended user base

there that solves that " problem "

posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 03:17 AM
Why is it acceptable to charge different insurance rates based on gender and age, but not race?

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