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Tickets/Driving Stuff

Tickets/Driving Stuff

Anything related to speeding tickets, driving & stuff like that.

Why Punish People for “Speeding”?

Why should anyone be subject to punishment merely for driving "x" speed? Is it not of a piece with punishing someone for merely consuming alcohol? The justification usually given is that "speeding"...

Eat Your Veggies… Or Else!

NHTSA and the insurance Mafia want to see fines for not buckling-up jacked up to as much as $100 in order to "encourage" higher compliance with mandatory seatbelt laws. Apparently, the $25...

Whatever Happened to The Ricers?

The ‘90s/early 2000s was the last time messing with cars was a common thing among teens and 20s. These were the “ricers” and “tuners” - kids who worked on mostly Japanese stuff,...

No More Cop Cars

Five years or so from now, there may be no more cop cars. Vehicles used by cops, certainly. But not cars. These are being retired - in the Bladerunner taking-care-of-the-Replicants sense. Ford...

Automotive Inanities

The other day, I was visiting my friend’s repair shop. He was working on a late 1980s Subaru wagon. I  noticed it had 13-inch wheels and four-lug hubs. You never see this...

Pay The Fine – Or Pay The Shyster

Why is it effectively impossible to contest a traffic ticket without a lawyer? Emphasis on effectively. Yes, it's possible to learn the legalisms and procedures; the dance steps that are required in order...

A Cop Responds

The following letter was received in response to my recent article about the arbitrariness of speed limits (The Speed Limit Cargo Cult; see here). The author is a deputy sheriff, currently...

Better Ways to Save Gas

"We" (as the statists always style it) waste a lot of fuel in this country. No doubt you've heard that one before. But let's examine the cliche from a slightly different...

Speed limits and Limited Government: Unlimited Nonsense

I view speed limits much as I do "limited" government. . . Throw 'em both in the woods! The premise underlying each is absurd. And imposing the absurd using violence? That's just nuts Why should anyone be...

Breaking Through

Lenin asked, "What is to be done?" The question facing liberty-minded people almost 100 years later is the same. But our answer should not be Lenin's answer - violent lashing out. I get...
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