Speed on the Road-
A modern Fairy Tale
How often have you seen a poster proclaiming "Speed Kills" or read a so-called statistic claiming that such and such a percentage of road collisions are caused by excess speed?
Have you ever sat down and thought about this yourself? That is just exactly what I am now going to invite you to do.
Consider, just what, exactly, are the prerequisites for two objects to collide?
- At least one of them must be in motion
- This motion (or combined motion if both are moving) must describe a converging path, i.e. their paths must, at some point, meet.
There is no other requirement is there?
If two objects are upon a collision course, they will meet. If they are not on a collision course, they will not meet. Whether they are travelling at 5 m.p.h. or 10,000 m.p.h. has absolutely zero effect upon this. They will either collide or not dependent entirely upon their course and their speed has absolutely nothing to do with it, does it?
A three year test by the british police revealed that "speed photos" had precisely zero effect upon accident statistics. (Hardly surprising given that speed could never cause a collision). What it did prove, however, is that such photography is highly profitable and that is why they were nationally installed after the three year test.
In most countries, the regulations permitting speed "fines" have no legal standing. They are either an act of robbery or a tax. A randomly applied tax is, also, in most countries illegal.
You are being stolen from and being deliberately lied to as justification for the theft. In many countries, there is a legal obligation upon everyone to protect fellow citizens from crime. It could well be that you not only have the right but an obligation to impound (or even to destroy) the tools which these highway robbers use to practise their trade.
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