Tag Archive for traffic

Hero Cop Arrests Man For Filming Traffic Stop… on Private Property

Steve Watson Prisonplanet.com Jan 3, 2013 A Texas man was arrested by an Alice Police officer recently for filming a traffic stop and providing commentary on the rights of drivers under the Fourth Amendment. Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlWvQTedFcA&feature=player_embedded&noredirect=1 The man, 25 year old Gabriel Cabrera, began filming the incident on a cell phone while standing on…

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

St. Rodney

St. Rodney the Divine posed this question almost 15 years ago and it’s just as relevant today. Road manners in the United States are atrocious. Obliviousness, incompetence and deliberate passive-aggressiveness make the experience of getting from “a” to “b” unpleasant, stressful and more time-consuming than it ought to be. And more dangerous, too. New laws…

The Virtue of the Turnout Lane

Why can’t all states have turnout lanes? Well, they can of course – but most don’t. Somehow, the simple solution of providing extra room on the shoulder of a two-lane road to let faster-moving cars safely and courteously get by slower-moving cars is not high on the To Do list of state highway authorities. One…

Five Stupid Traffic Laws

 Here are a few current laws that ought to be on the other end of a piece of payin’ paper for a change: * No right on red – This is a form of idiot-proofing designed to protect over-cautious, under-skilled drivers with poor vision and a weak sense of spatial relationships – the kind who…

I break the law everyday…

I have become a routine law-breaker. Today, for example, I passed three cars – even though it was a “double yellow” zone. I almost always drive 10-20 mph faster than the posted speed limit. There is a red light at an intersection that often only cycles green for a left turn once every other cycle.…

Too Much Traffic? Too Many People!

Once population gets to a certain density, it’s game over – for liberty. I mean, for real-deal, live and let live, do-what-you-want (provided you’re not physically harming anyone else) liberty. You know – what most of the founding fathers (Alexander Hamilton and his proto-Reoublicans excepted) had in mind. The best analogy I’ve found is traffic.…