Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Common Sense Car Control

Car Plows Through D.C. Festival, Injures 35

Driver of car who injured dozens had been using crack, police say

When are the politicians going to protect us?
How much carnage does there have to be?
When will they save us from the reckless, greedy, auto lobby?

Here's my plan:

All car dealers must be licensed and registered with the government. They must keep records of all sales, including car and purchaser information.

All cars must be serial numbered and registered with the government. A title, if you will. In addition to the title, registration will entail a yearly fee, and include a description of the vehicle. A government issued unique ID tag will be affixed to the vehicle, and be able to be cross referenced by law enforcement.

All private sales must go through the government, using the title as a tracking and tax instrument.

Require a minimum age for driving.

Required training for driving.

Require a government issued ID/license (that must be periodically renewed) verifying name, address, age, height, weight, hair color, eye color, gender, SS number, driver ID number, expiration date of said privilege, and if person is a CCW holder.

Require everyone must buy insurance for vehicles.

Enact laws to set a maximum speed-limit in specific areas.

Enact laws against people using mood-altering chemicals while driving.

Enact laws prohibiting intentionally hitting people with the vehicle.

Put in place a punitive system to reprimand people who break driving laws, including fines and jail time.

If the politicians would get off of their butts, and get out of the pockets of the evil auto companies, we could enact these common sense measures, and categorically avoid tragedies like this in the future.


My proof all this would work? It just feels right.

If these don't take care of the problem, a total ban on cars (except for police and other government employees) is in order.

If it saves the life of just one child... well, you know.