Source: Detroit News
quote: How about if you cause an accident becasue you were distracted you lose your driving privledges for a year?
quote: This idea that people are inherently rational and always make the right decisions under the guise personal responsibility is downright fantasy (like the gold standard).
quote: Rather than putting in false safety nets...
quote: ... or legislation to compensate for stupidity.
quote: because they could no longer afford purchasing a car.
quote: Cops only care about revenue, so they run speed traps, and ignore everything else.
quote: but for somebody who can occasionally drive aggressively and get close to another bumper to make a lane change to get around a bottleneck
quote: People like you need to learn to cool off and drive safely, then no one would need stupid things like automatic braking.
quote: First thing I do when I notice an impatient hot head drive is slowly start letting off the gas. Accomplishes two things pisses you off and gets you away from me.
quote: Ah, the myth of innocence.
quote: are of course saints for making sure everybody else drives safely under the speed limit
quote: it's the law that you shouldn't be in the fast lane if you're going slower than the rest of the traffic behind you
quote: I'm clearly the problem having never been in an accident.
quote: And the guy who liked playing Russian Roulette had never blown his brains out, either. Until one day he did...
quote: You understand that this sort of behaviour is exactly what causes most crashes and is exactly what they are trying to stop with systems like this.
quote: The closer everyone drives to the same speed
quote: Better yet we could all just ride one speed bicycles on the grass while wrapped in bubble wrap.
quote: cars roaring past on the left, as they get closer to the exit they need they move to the middle and then with the blinker on ASSUME someone SHOULD let them in so that they can make their exit. And someone will let them in. Rather then taking the empty spot that was behind the car that they just cut in front of they need to be in front of that car and make an a$$ of themselves and slow traffic for no reason!
quote: In Germany they have a couple simple laws which fix this. You are not allowed to pass on the right. And if you see a car approaching you from behind in your lane, you have to yield and move over to the right. It does a remarkably good job of keeping traffic flowing when there can be a 2:1 or greater difference in speed between the left-most and right-most lanes. That's the real goal here - keeping traffic flowing. Not who is driving too fast or too slow.
quote: The passing line is for PASSING, not the "fast" lane.