FINES + COINS INSERTED - COST OF ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM Another example of traffic offense is speeding .By enforcing a legal maximum on the speed one can reduce the deaths and injuries caused by speeding of the vehicles. This would cause inconvenience to many as 1. Additional time spent in travelling 2.Additonal fuel consumption 3. Pleasure and 4.diversion of economic activity due to slowing of traffic. Hence important to balance and work put an optimal level of speed which would minimise cost and reduce accidents .Tullock pointed out that no one has performed these calculations due to the unwillingness to put a value on deaths and injuries as to be compared to the material costs of delay.
Many law officials may argue that speed laws are a good thing, but they have been proven to be ineffective. Speed limits only cause more of a headache for both law officials and people. Raising the speed limit has been proven to cause less accidents and traffic, create lower fatality rates, and make getting to work and important events on time easier. Drivers will drive the speed in which they feel comfortable at, no matter what the speed limit is. Instead of causing more ruckus, speed limits should be raised.
Another article states, “But what if drunk and stoned college kids never had to drive? The driverless car could unsettle these public policy debates by removing an important trump card in arguments against individual liberty and individual responsibility.” Driverless cars are not the only solution because humanity already has an option now which would be ubers, security shuttles, or even designated drivers. Not to mention that people will be out of work because driving provides a lot of job—cab drivers, truck drivers, delivery drivers. Technology would have left hundreds to thousands of people out of work and increased the unemployment rate substantially. Furthermore, people will be willingly giving up their privacy for these driverless cars.
Driverless cars should be used because they would make traveling safer and more efficient, and humans have been proven to not be the best drivers. Driverless cars should be used on the roads because they would make travelling on the roads safer and more efficient. Furthermore, driverless cars would allow for those
It is expensive to put all this into action, that includes passing laws to legalize this. It might not be safe in harsh weather conditions due to the signals cars would need to send out. Also, drivers could begin to rely on technology more than they should and it could cause them to forget how to operate basic electronics including normal cars. And there are several hundred tests cars have to undergo. There are many benefits from driving driverless cars too, there could be fewer traffic stops and fewer traffic jams.
Parents can teach their children how to drink responsibly. Normalizing alcohol consumption as something done responsibly in moderation will make drinking alcohol less of a taboo for young adults entering college. By lowering the drinking age, adults could openly model responsible drinking in establishments and at parties and irresponsible behavior would be discouraged. If the risks of alcohol were advertised more, it would remind people to drink responsibly. In the 1960s and 1970s there may have been an increased number of alcohol related car accidents but if the minimum legal drinking age was lowered today, there is a thing called uber where people won’t have to drink and drive, they can just order a ride home.
Finally, I believe that tougher DUI laws should be enacted. For starters, people forget how many innocent people get killed by drunk drivers. People are not taking it into consideration, that tougher DUI laws are to help people from getting injured and or killed. Firstly, one very important precaution that many people forget to consider, is how they are going to get home after they have been drinking. Jacey Fortin journalist for the New York Times Newspaper, shares that, alcohol related car accidents were reduced as much as 35% in New York when Uber was brought to town in 2011 (Fortin).
Many people think that they do not need to follow the speed limit signs. An opinion would be that speed limits should stay the same speed or even go down. Teenagers seem to like the high speeds. Teenagers are the ones who are most likely to be the ones speeding in today’s society because they think it is “cool” to speed. In today's world, some vehicles can not travel at high speed rates.
The coming era of driver-less vehicles promises a bright future full of safety and ease, yet this is not currently an obtainable goal. Widespread use of autonomous vehicles proves to introduce more negative effects than the promised positive. They won 't make the roads any safer, for they are more likely to misread their surroundings. There are major risks in taking control away from human drivers, and current technology is not yet up to the task. Self-driving cars should be banned in the state of Pennsylvania because they are not as safe as vehicles operated by humans, they put jobs and businesses at risk of being lost, they can 't make ethical decisions, and they use unreliable and unsecured technology.
With the rising laws and law enforcement presence, there are less ways to get away with using handhelds. As I am part of the population that is terrified by drivers who text and drive. I can only hope laws become stricter, restricting cell phone use as a