Road Safety

Considering all of the other problems we face, I do not advocate privatizing roads now. We must avoid doing anything which would prolong the depression. For more information about this subject see The Privatization of Roads and Highways by libertarian scholar Walter Block. The entire book is accessible at http://mises.org/books/roads_web.pdf.

I favor 85th percentile speed limits in all municipalities. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_limit The 85th percentile is the speed at which most drivers would operate their vehicles if there were no speed limits. This has been proven to be the safest speed. If local municipalities are interested in safety as opposed to revenue, they should set their speeds at or near the 85th percentile.
Red Light Cameras should be abolished. Everyone is entitled to confront a human accuser. No municipal corporation should be allowed to obtain more than ten percent of its revenue through traffic enforcement (speed traps). I will support this proposal even if I visit Linndale.