In line for clarity:
: "-- Insurance is VERY expensive.
: -- a driver's license is VERY expensive. And almost
: to get back if you lose it, which is very easy to do.
: -- Training requirements to GET a driver's license are
: extensive, and a lot more than driving around a few barrels
: markers as most places here are. And, they'll cost you a
: too. Lots and lots of taxes on such things.
: I got it Pop! The solution to traffic safety is to make
: very expensive and have lots and lots of taxes!
Unfortunately, I think that's right. People barrel around in
$20,000+ cars and trucks without care, yet they have their pets
insured against mange. The car is really perceived as a right in
N.A. and it shouldn't be. I didn't say I -liked- their methods,
I was just spouting what experience I have.
: "You need an education for your misinformation. "
: Seems like I have the info correct. Traffic safety on the
: just fine, despite no speed limits on major portions of it.
: positive that speed and the incidence of accidents on highways
: directly related.
===> I'm not so sure they're not directly related but that's hard
to prove any way one looks at it. I just think it's not the ONLY
important item in the overall list. Apparently, when there is an
accident on the auto or M or whatever it's called where one is
driving, it's also much more deadly (duh!). Even the tires on
their cars over there are different: You can still drive on a
flat long enough to get slowed to a stop. Actually, at 100 mph
with those hi-speed tires, they don't need air anyway -
centrifugal force keeps them working - until you slow down, that
is. Their tires don't fly apart like ours do and leave you
riding on steel.
Even you seem to agree with this, listing a whole
: lot of reasons why the autobahn is safe that have nothing to do
===> I do agree pretty much with what's stated in this posting,
not necesarily what was in the other posts.
Maybe we should work on doing some of those things here. Not
: the tax and make things expensive part. But doing a better job
: driver education and testing, getting after left hand dicks and
: who drive unsafely would be a good start, instead of handing
: speeding tickets to raise revenue.
===> Yeah, I sort of agree, except that speeding tickets aren't
handed out to raise revenue, and there is no direct quota other
than statistical records. When one set of troopers hands out x
tickest on the M1 on Sunday and one other one never hands any
out, it's pretty obvious something's wrong with his performance.
That's the only quota-like thing that goes on, and I also agree
that some will make the "norm" into their own quota; there are
bad apples in every barrel but fortunately not that many IMO.
===> My apologies for that rude comment: It doesn't say what I
meant and even sounds rude to me on rereading it. I really
intended to say that I wish there were more verifiable means of
explaining things instead of just my words. Sorry!
And, FWIW, I agree with your synopsis above. And if you
think OUR gas is expensive ... !!