Re: AltInst: Effects-Based Government Regulation of Automotive

From: petro <>
Date: Tue Jun 20 2000 - 10:30:01 PDT

>Crazy. Manufacturers would race to create the equivalent of a Sherman tank
>with 360 degree airbags. Better to spend the creative effort on concepts to
>make cars smaller and simultaneously control traffic flow to minimize
>accidents. Vehicular entropy is the problem, not car design.
>D. Clarence Anderson

        Generally the problem is the loose nut behind the steering
wheel with the cell phone in one hand, coffee in the other, and brain
still stuck in front of the television.

I've got a different proposal:

        Develop a "paint ball" gun with a special colored paint that
washes off only with effort, and let pedestrians and passengers shoot
cars that they see doing something stupid.

        5 paint splotches and any cop and pull you over and write you
a stupid ticket. Any 2 tickets in a 180 day period, and you loose
your driving liscense for a year. Any 2 suspensions in a 5 year
period and you are driving the loafers for a decade.

        Then issue fire trucks and ambulances "full auto" versions of
the paint ball launchers and watch traffic get out of their way.

        No, it probably wouldn't work, but it would be a lot more fun.

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