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I actually do like that, people who don't pay attetnion are the cause of issues.
According to a 2008 NHTSB study, 41 percent of accidents were caused by distracted drivers, while only 5 percent were caused by speeders. While campaigns like this one seem like a good idea, they never last long because it's too much work to enforce. In no time, they'll be back out writing speeding tickets, because they're easier. LEOs are lazy by nature, so they do what's easier.
A canadian study , covering 5 years , shows that
75percent of all tickets were speed related.
From memory ,of those , 50percent were for 15 mph and less.
Speed tickets bring food to the table ....yum yum
Last edited by Eloi; 10-17-2010 at 07:35 PM.
O divine art of subtlety and secrecy!
Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible;
and hence hold the enemy's fate in our hands.
-- Sun Tzu, The Art of War, c. 500bc
And it would help if they upped the fines/gave points for cell phone violations. I think its a 25 dollar ticket that works out to be around 100 after all of the added fees.
When driver error was the primary cause of a crash, researchers went further to identify the "critical reason" behind that error. Distraction and not paying attention to the road accounted for 41 percent of the errors. Ten percent of errors were attributed to drivers lacking proper driving skills and either freezing up or overcompensating behind the wheel. Eight percent were asleep, having a heart attack or otherwise incapacitated. A similar eight percent of errors were attributed to driving too fast for conditions and five percent driving too fast for a curve (page 25).
Yeah, the biggest problem is that people don't pay attention. That is probably why they have such low speed limits in the first place. If everyone payed attention, left their cell phones alone, kept their car in good shape, etc... we'd have a lot less problems altogether.