sign-free traffic

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Posted by: stak
Posted on: 2006-11-20 00:09:38

from der spiegel, via slashdot: Controlled Chaos. seems like a really cool idea, and one that i wholeheartedly support. rules and regulations tend to get lives of their own after a while, and the spirit of the law ends up taking a back seat to the letter of the law, which is the opposite of the way things should be. throwing out those rules every once in a while and starting from scratch is a good way to knock some sense back into the people, and show them that the rules are really just guidelines to encourage the greater good.

of course, taking steps like this have to be done carefully. i can't imagine it working in larger towns, particularly when there are larger vehicles and more impatient people involved. but that's not really the point, anyway.

Posted by Fai at 2006-11-20 17:30:57
Britain actually has the common law which is the spirit of the law and not the letter. Means you don't get ridiculous cases like in the States.
Drivers in Paris already drive like there aren't any road signs. I don't think this would work on a larger scale. It'd take one jerk to ruin it for everyone.
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Posted by Lin at 2006-11-27 11:41:52
I like the idea of no regulations on the road. Canada and the US should get rid of the speed limits on highways. I know I would be a more happier driver as a result/
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Posted by Fai at 2006-11-27 18:56:42
...and that's why we have speed limits

(kats, can you not lose the text entered if the captcha word was entered wrong. and can you make 0's more distinct from O's??)
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Posted by stak at 2006-11-27 19:31:19
bah. i've shortened it to 5 characters. and as before, they are all letters, no digits involved. happy now?
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