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BMW Clover

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Rolled up behind a BMW Clover the other day. Despite his “ultimate driving machine,” this “driver” apparently fears driving the speed limit – or even within 5 MPH of the speed limit: Which boggles me. I mean, why bother? Why buy a BMW? Or any vehicle with similar power/capability? Is there anything more absurd than…

If The Tesla D’s Such a Great Car…

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My teeth hurt. Over the past week, I’ve been assaulted by one “news” story after the next about the latest  fruit of government motors. Not GM. Tesla. The Model D. It is very slick! And very quick! It has all-wheel-drive! Not one but two electric motors (which isn’t new, by the way). Orgiastic comparisons with…

Speed limits and Limited Government: Unlimited Nonsense

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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 subject to punishment merely for driving “x” speed? Is it not of a piece with punishing someone for merely consuming alcohol?…

Rebalancing the Scales

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We are peculiarly at the mercy of police. Which goes a long way toward explaining why police are increasingly merciless. After all, they can get away with it. Physically. Financially. Legally. Consider: You are walking down the street, minding your business. A citizen accosts you. He physically assaults you. You have every legal right to…

Scooter Clover

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Actually, it’s the Clover behind the scooter. The scooter can’t help that it’s slow. Its rider is given’ ‘er all she’s got, cap’n! But the SUV behind the Clover – ahead of me – is 180 proof. The scooter outran the Clover. Ramping up to the impossible speed of 45 in a 55… too speedy…

Vidcast: The Disappearing Passing Lane

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Have you noticed? That formerly legal passing zones are systematically being painted over double-yellow? But it’s not just that. Safe, efficient passing as such has been targeted for termination – whether deliberately or inadvertently – via conflicting laws that allow legal passing only by doing so unsafely. Here’s what I mean by that:  If you’ve…

Ebola and Libertarianism

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Deadly viruses are horrible, but natural at least. It’s silly to get angry at nature. Government is horrible and deadly – and entirely unnatural. The harm it causes is animated, created by other people – the sicko control freaks who operate the apparatus of the government, who think nothing of disposing of other people’s lives, their bromides assuring us…

Vidcast: Powerful Cars We Can’t (Legally) Use

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Some thoughts on the pointlessness of having powerful cars we aren’t allowed to use: If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve found here, please support EPautos.com. We depend on you, the readers, to keep the wheels turning. Our donate button is here. If you prefer to avoid PayPal, our mailing address is: EPautos 721 Hummingbird Lane SE Copper Hill,…

Traffic Laws That Make Some Sense (For a Change)

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Virginia – home of the dumbed-down “reckless driving” statute (drive faster than 20 MPH over any speed limit and you qualify; see here) has actually done something sensible for once, with regard to its traffic laws. Flashing yellow “proceed when clear” signals are replacing Thou Must Sit And Wait red lights at left turn lanes.…