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GOON WATCH
February 2004, BEECH CROFT ROAD, SUMMERTOWN, OXFORD, ENGLAND

DESCRIPTION

A SIMPLE ROAD-WITCH TRIAL WITH CONES AND CAR


MATERIALS

CAR, CONES, POLYSTYRENE WIG HEADS, REMIXED SIGNS.


BUDGET

£10


CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

3 HOURS SETUP


SUMMARY

THIS was a somewhat spontaneous design. It started off when I was sent some ineffective advisory 'WATCH YOUR SPEED' signs by some Council safety outfit to put up on lampposts.

These 'advisory' signs are about as effective as 'advisory' locks. As to why taxpayers money goes into nonsense like this is anyone's guess.

So I doctored it a bit and stuck the head on (known in my family as 'the goon'--we have several). I wasn't in the mood for doing a lot of work, but I wanted to get something out there. At the time, I was doing a 'Trial' several times a year.

Still, you'd be amazed how determined some motorists are to go their alloted 30 mph down this street, even with goons watching them, cones narrowing the street, and an alarming bit of sheet metal in the middle of the road.

Note the considerate motorist who has parked entirely on the pavement in the right of the photo. For some reason, no motorist stopped to do anything in response to this criminal act (yes, it is officially a criminal act, which is why nobody ever does anything about it since traffic wardens cant handle it).

THEY NEVER BLINK
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TRAFFIC EFFECTIVELY SUBDUED