Governor Scott Walker’s got a joke for Wisconsin taxpayers. A bunch of actors in “Flinstones” cars walk into a roundabout, and…. Wait, never mind. That’s the punchline.
According to the Wisconsin Reporter, Walker’s Department of Transportation spent $30,000 in 2013 on a new instructional video for navigating traffic roundabouts. In making the $30,000 video, WisDOT opted for a throw back to a fictional Stone Age and have actors walk around wearing cardboard car cutouts while the narrator describes proper roundabout protocol. That’s right, a driver training video that uses the same technology as Fred Flintstone did for his commute to work on a dinosaur crane. It’s a farce you have to see to believe.
Beyond the mere fact that taxpayer dollars were spent on reenacting a ’60s cartoon, the video is redundant; there exists a roundabout safety video from 2008 on the WisDOT website. And the 2008 video even uses that newfangled invention… […]Read more after the jump.