Politically correct or pointless?

It would seem a road sign created by children in the 1980’s is offending the elderly. Just as a point the kids that designed it will be approaching their 50’s. Irony?
Beware, elderly people getting crosser: OAPs demand revamp of insulting crossing sign
It is one of the most instantly recognisable traffic signs – a hunched couple with a walking stick warning motorists to
watch out for elderly pedestrians crossing the road.
But campaigners are calling for it to be scrapped because it is insulting to today’s fitter, healthier senior citizens.
Help the Aged said showing pensioners with walking sticks was behind the times ‘The sign portrays a small proportion of the older generation,’ said Help the Aged senior policy officer Lizzy McLennan, 26. ‘ Very few older people are hunched over, with a walking stick. ‘They are assuming everyone who is old looks like that, and they don’t.’
Gordon Lishman, director general of Age Concern, said: ‘The motivation behind these signs – to make drivers more careful of their speed in areas with residential care homes – is positive. ‘However, in practice a reduced speed limit in such areas, as implemented in school districts, would be a more welcome way to achieve this.’
The current sign for ‘elderly people crossing’ was the winning entry in a children’s competition held in 1981.
Regulations introduced in 2003 did away with the caption ‘elderly people’ underneath the road sign because it was ageist.
A spokesman for the Highways Agency said it would not be making further alterations.
‘To change every sign in the country would cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds – and a change in the law.
‘It’s not a simple process, and I don’t think most people would see it as
a high priority for government spending.’

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Well a prank is a prank but what happens on what you thought was private property?

Woman’s Driving Ban For Wheelchair-Towing Prank
Security cameras caught the 20-year-old driving up and down a Tesco car park as her friend sped behind in a wheelchair.
A woman has been banned from driving for two years for towing a man in a wheelchair around a supermarket car park.
Maria Adams, 20, drove her Nissan Juke outside Tesco in Roker, Sunderland, as her friend gripped a towel hanging from the boot.
After several minutes, he climbed out of the chair as
astonished shoppers looked on.
He then got into the car and Adams, a call centre worker, from Whitburn, South Tyneside, drove off.
Judge Penny Moreland at Newcastle Crown Court described her actions as “a piece of stupidity”.
Adams admitted dangerous driving and was ordered to pay £1,369 prosecution costs and a £60 victim surcharge.
She was also given a four-month curfew and a 12-month community order

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