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More retrospective regulation

By law, new electric cars travelling at 12mph or less must now emit warning sounds of their approach. Like traffic lights, this is an attempt to retrofix a man-made problem. If the zombies running the system made drivers responsible for … Continue reading

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On the roads, self-interest = mutual interest

In banking and consumer affairs, regulation may be necessary, because self-interest is driven by profit. On the roads, regulation is counterproductive. Why? Because self-interest = the common interest. My interest in not hitting you mirrors your interest in not hitting … Continue reading

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Safer to cross a red light?

Drivers approaching a green light are obeying a signal at speeds that can kill. But crossing a red light after checking there is no conflicting traffic means approaching at a crawl with heightened awareness. So is it safer to cross a red light slowly (carefully) … Continue reading

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