Sunday, December 04, 2005

Report: Canada testing device that alerts drivers whenever the exceed speed limits.

This is a very good start to ensure safety on the roads. Some people don't appreciate what a VERY clever idea it is to have a system that would enforce speed limits by making it harder to push down the car's gas pedal once the speed limit is passed. The added effort to push on the gas sends a reminder to ourselves of our responsibilities and that going over the speed limit is not the same as going a safe speed under it. It still gives enormous freedom for emergencies. This is something that could give enormous benefits with such an incredibly small "inconvenience" the idea is very, very, clever. And we need to something, so many Americans die on our roads each year, nearly 40,000 MORE than died on 9/11.

42,800 people died on the nation's highways in 2004 Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta said the nation was "in the midst of a national epidemic" "If this many people were to die from any one disease in a single year, Americans would demand a vaccine."

And we should put money towards public transportation, the current transportation system is insane. People in the future will look back at our time and think we were barbarians for allowing over 40,000 Americans to die on the road every year. It doesn't have to be this way.

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