Thursday, October 01, 2009

Another good idea which the RTA will never have

In Portugal, they don't use speed cameras to generate revenue.  They use them to trigger stop lights.  They're called velocidade controladas, "speed controllers."  People might not obey speed limits, but they obey red lights.

Another method is sheep.  I was stopped on the road to Monsanto by a shepherd moving his flock between paddocks.  The road was shoulder-to-shoulder with sheep.  The ebb of the flock flowing around the car, surrounding it like water, was very peaceful.  I bleated at them like an idiot out the window.

Then I got back to speeding.

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