There should be cameras and automated systems EVERYWHERE to catch and fine all types of traffic violations; including speeding, running lights, turning when you’re not supposed to, stopping over the white line, stopping in the scooter box, parking at red-line curbs, riding/driving up the wrong side of the road, beeping your horn for no reason, cutting across several lanes of traffic, not signaling, etc.[/quote]
Absolutely! That’s what we need – more rules and zero tolerance.
Although I don’t think this really goes far enough. Ideally, you should also be watched 24/7 and your facial expressions should be monitored for inappropriate thoughts.
Also, it would probably help if you were arbitrarily snatched off the street and beaten up every now and then pour encourager les autres.
I’m sure you’d soon get used to it - in fact I expect you’d soon be clamoring for more.
And the beauty of it is, all of these social improvements can be paid for out of your taxes.[/quote]
Confucius propounds “Zhong Yong,” or the ideal of “The Middle Way,” meaning that everything in life be in balance - at neither extreme.
Since driving/riding is a privilege and not a right - those who operate potentially deadly vehicles in public spaces should definitely follow the rules which are in place to protect the general populace. Moreover, following traffic rules is not a restriction of one’s personal freedom; for the first tenet of individual freedom is that one’s freedom not inhibit upon the freedom of others.
I suppose if you got your leg amputated by a bad driver you’d be singing a different tune.