posted on Nov, 19 2014 @ 10:36 AM
now we are getting somewhere. Someone with another answer. Take the license!
So here goes it.
I do not think my original proposal is valid. I would move to Canada if our fingers and toes were at risk when I get behind the wheel.
The IDEA needs some investigation.
I have to hypothesize an EXTREME measure to determine the threshold. Simple question: if you knew that by driving in the carpool lane COULD end up
with a broken finger or toe, how much LESS likely would you be to drive in that lane? 10%, 50%?
Furthermore, if you knew that by driving under the influence, you COULD end up losing a finger or toe, how much LESS likely would you be to drive
home after drinking? 50%, 100%?
We are all guilty of daily traffic violations, everyone. What I see daily by being on the road more than most is simply unacceptable. People simply
do not respect the punishment for running stop signs, red light, duis, carpool lanes, etc. How many accidents happen and lives are lost because of
this irresponsible behavior.
I would guess that given my previous proposal, we would see a vast improvement over these types of infractions.
Step 2: WHAT IF: when you get a traffic violation as stated before, you had a CHANCE to get a broken finger or toe, or a CHANCE to lose a finger or
toe. Are you more likely to commit these same violation than if it were a guarantee?
Imagine a sickening wheel of MISfortune that was employed by the courts upon sentencing, where punishments were based upon chance, and some as severe
as I mentioned, and some as weak as what we have now.
What say you, you traffic violators????