Traffic laws, traffic control devices, police patrols, speed traps, radar, photo-radar and all the extortion that comes with those things do nothing to improve public safety according to yet another study.
German Town Abolishes Traffic Lights, Signs, and Laws - Accidents Decrease to Nearly Zero
Previous studies in the Netherlands have shown that about 70% of street signs are ignored. This is likely due to the fact that there are so many signs that motorists would be neglecting to pay attention to the road and other cars if they cared to take the time to read all of the signs.
Psychologists have found that the more traffic regulations there are, the more drivers feel the need to rebel either consciously or unconsciously.
On those days when you can't seem to hit one single green light and you're running late. You find lights turning red for no reason - no cars or pedestrians coming from either cross street. Eventually people push the limits, speeding through
People are more worried about getting a ticket than they are about avoiding collisions with other vehicles on the road. When the authoritarian state treats its citizen motorists like children, the natural tendency is to try to see what we can get away with and rebel. This is human nature.
Eliminating the rules, forces motorists to take responsibility for their own actions, to avoid the other motorists and not worry so much about police, cameras, radar equipment, and other nonsense. It empowers people by treating them as adults which promotes more responsible behavior.
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