Is It Reasonable?

Jun 16, 2012 by

Is it reasonable to have dedicated lanes of travel for specific vehicle types, for example big-rig trucks, hybrids, and multi-passenger?

Is it reasonable to charge tolls for all highways in California to raise funds to maintain roads better?

Is it reasonable to mandate that residents maintain their streets at their expense?

Is it reasonable to pay for the privilege of having a lane dedicated to drivers wanting to exceed the speed limit legally?

Is it reasonable to mandate that drivers be limited to maximum miles driven per year based on need?

Is it reasonable to test driver skills and assign lanes, and speeds based on their skill level?

Is it reasonable to test driver skills and prohibit them from purchasing vehicles that are beyond their capability of navigating safely?

What say you?

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3 Comments

  1. Heather Malone

    Driving is a privilege, not a right. I don’t think people should be prohibited from PURCHASING vehicles they cannot safely navigate, but I don’t think it would be unreasonable to prohibit them from DRIVING those vehicles.

  2. York

    Does what you say apply to all instances of driving? For instance, if I am a farm owner in Kansas, and I have taught my ten year old son how to drive a tractor, does the state or country have a right to prohibit my son from driving that tractor on my privately owned farm until he reaches legal age and takes a test?
    However, we also have to think of some vehicles as weapons. A semi has the potential to kill more people than a pistol, yet we do put restrictions on guns so that the owner has to have a background check before purchasing it. The argument could be made that all items could be weapons, but not all items can ram through buildings killing dozens of people in one blow.

  3. joeltaylor1989

    Well, the question is what rights does it violate that you put these vehicles on the road with stupid drivers? It is like the idea of smoking or getting fat. If that happens and you go to the hospital, you pay for it with your money. If you hit someone on the road, you pay for it. Why the restrictions on who can drive?

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