The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson saw red driving through the streets of Ealing.
The phasing of our traffic lights, he said, was all in favour of pedestrians and he is now pushing for countdown timers which could slash the amount of time motorists are kept waiting.
But this will also reduce time people have to cross roads safely.
While every motorist shares the frustration of waiting at a set of red traffic lights we must not jeopardise the safety of pedestrians, especially vulnerable members of society such as the elderly and disabled.
A delicate balance between motorist and pedestrian needs to be struck - not forgetting we need to get out of our cars and walk sometimes.
Age old battle
A STAGGERING rise in the number of boozy pensioners in Ealing is a worry.
It seems many of our senior citizens, free from the distractions of work,are turning to the bottle to fill a void in their lives.
The line between healthy and hazardous drinking is already blurry,and we must not be afraid to confront the reality of what indulging in a daily tipple can do to our health.
Pensioners have the right to enjoy themselves, but we should all help to support those whose drinking threatens to go beyond safe limits.