Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Legislating While Driving

Typically, Spencerblog is skeptical of new laws meant to make driving safer. Either the penalties aren't severe enough to affect behavior or the targeted class isn't that dangerous to begin with.

Today new restrictions and penalties go into effect on teen drivers. For the most part I see these efforts as state legislators responding to specific tragedies and parent lobbies.

You want to get serious about cutting down the number of traffic fatalities? Outlaw left turns. And raise the driving age to 30. That would do it. Until then all this is just busy work for busybodies.


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