First, a bit of background. In Dublin, most new traffic lights now make noises to indicate whether you can cross; a slow beeping means "don't cross", while a low rapid beeping/pulsing means "cross". The traffic light system at Sutton Cross is one such.
I was at it today, and had half-crossed to the reassuring low rapid pulsing sound, when I noticed that there was also a slow beeping. And then, I noticed that the low rapid pulsing was coming, not from the traffic light, but from the small, elderly Fiat waiting at the lights. The car was attempting to lure people to their doom.
I wonder, actually, who, if anybody, would be considered to be legally responsible if a blind person (for whom the noisy lights were, of course, designed) was killed due to the Death Fiat's traffic light imitation? The traffic light company? The driver? The maintenance people? Who?! Who will save us from these infernal machines?