Archive for the 'Safety' Category

Wow! Just follow the link and watch the crash…

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

How the driver survived this Pontiac being launching into the air and into a bridge is a bit of a mystery…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11078575

Amen! And the cameras hath gone…

Friday, May 28th, 2010

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Well, it seemed only a matter of time. Web sites, protests, and even a murder later, Arizona has finally cancelled the speed camera contract with Redflex out of Australia. The murder was a tragedy, to be sure, but the cause wasn’t entirely routed in the brain of a psychotic (though perhaps that could have been the cause). In fact, the man accused of the murder was a 68-year-old Phoenix resident.

The speed camera contract was a pet project of former Governor Janet Napolitano (now tasked with running the nation’s security), which undoubtedly hoped to both increase public safety and raise funds for the state. On both accounts, it failed. At best, the program did little to educate the drivers of the state, and at worse, it stole funds directly from their pockets.

Legislators should heed the result as a warning that implementation of automated traffic enforcement systems ought come with a direct vote of the people, just as the people might vote to raise taxes (which the program arguably was doing) or legalizing marijuana for medicinal use.

What’s that line, a government by the people…

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Why pickups and other open trailer vehicles should be banned…

Friday, May 28th, 2010

http://www.q13fox.com/news/kcpq-052310-pickaxelostload,0,5760348.story

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2010/05/24/dnt.flying.pickaxe.KCPQ?hpt=T2

How much DOES a stop sign cost???

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Well, the short answer is over $2 million. The math is astounding, but the whole speech really calls into question the American stop sign system.

Go Roundabouts!