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Compulsory Dancing

Since when has it been compulsory to wear hi-viz? Read this: Since when has it been compulsory to wear hi-compulsory Dancing? Since when did wearing a hi-viz jacket at all times become compulsory in Britain?

I’m sure I would have remembered any such law being passed. Maybe it was one of those Brussels directives sneaked onto the statute book and rubber-stamped by civil servants without ever being debated in the House. I can understand that there are some occupations, such as railway maintenance, where wearing high-visibility clothing is a sensible precaution. But that still doesn’t explain why virtually no one leaves home these days without dressing up in a hideous luminous yellow outfit. I’ve remarked before about the zeal with which the Jobsworth Tendency has embraced the hi-viz culture. If Warden Hodges from Dad’s Army was around today, he’d be wearing a hi-viz jacket and a hard hat instead of his ARP helmet. There is a certain mentality which assumes that donning a hi-viz vest automatically confers upon them a cloak of authority and the right to tell the rest of us what to do.