The FACT is that a person doing 170 in a 200 mph designed car on a flat open highway without a car in sight endangers no one but possibly the driver - who is still safer than a lot of urban driving circumstances.
It is amazing and perplexing to me how MANY on this forum (and in society) seem to live in constant fear that ANYTHING might possibly, even in theory, harm them for which for such terrible fear they rage in hatred and want endless lists of punishments against anyone whose different activities or views may possibly in some theory poise a danger. Nearly all hate is based in fear, not rationality. Fear rationalizes hate.
I did not grow up in typical American culture. My youth would have justified constant great fear and hate, but I learned very young those are worthless and only counter-productive. Nothing good comes of it, only handicap and diversion.
I can not really grasp so many people having such terrible fear, such furious hates because of those fears, and how almost endlessly long the list of those fears and hates are, often about the most petty and ordinary things for which they want anyone and everyone of such differences punished and ruined.
For this, I'm not optimistic of this country's future, though it can probably continue a steady but controlled downward spiral continuing to benefit from the country's past successes and triumphs. I just don't think a society can prosper or be free for long when ever increasing numbers of people cry out in constant terror and fury: "I'm afraid! Protect me! Take care of me! Life is unfair! Everyone owes me! Save me!" as their perspective and increasingly their lifestyle and values. It amazes me that anyone thinks that panic self-pity parties help themselves other than politicians will throw them crumbs for their votes.
Maybe THAT is the reason for the growing economic gap between the haves and have nots. Maybe it is because there is a growing number of self pity angry and afraid people who make themselves have nots, won't do what it takes to have, and more enjoy being victims - of themselves (but they have endless excuses).
A guy driving a fast car alone in the middle of nowhere? Give him a ticket or just chew him out and leave it at that. No big deal.
Fun Fact: I was armed both times I was pulled over. Both times I told the officer. Both times the officer didn't care and had me sit in the cruser with him while armed.
Oklahoma cops are cool ****. Nice mustang crusers, too, right out of Transformers.
Have you ever paid attention to the whole picture of traffic signals?
First off, there is usually a pause between the red of one direction, to the green and walk of the other. Even when there isn't, it still takes time for a pedestrian or car to accelerate.
I haven't heard a single argument that doesn't sound like any better of an excuse than "my dog ate my homework."
I am infuriated by drivers who think they are the only ones that matter on the roadways. There are other methods of "traffic quelling" that bother me, but not red light cameras.