Regarding a recent story on highway fatalities in Kentucky, the reality is that automobile deaths are increased by speeding as well. Drivers ignore the laws and speed as policy, but slow for marked police cars or various warnings.
There should be unmarked police cars on highways to ticket speeding drivers by using cameras. The tickets could be mailed to the car owners.
If serious danger existed or the car is discovered to be stolen via checking license plate photos, the officer could notify supporting officers in marked cars.
And as highway-safety advocate Gerard Gerhard also points out, 25 percent of all highway deaths occur on curves. These curves are poorly or inappropriately marked or not marked at all. With responsible policy by city, state and federal programs to mark curves properly, reduction in lost lives and property damage would be probable. This also could mean lower insurance premiums.
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