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  •  Cars weren't designed (3+ / 0-)
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    to kill... so are the deaths caused by cars somehow less of a problem? Are the victims less dead? The numbers are comparable. Why is it less of an issue? Perhaps if we were to require speed governors, or ban Corvettes because of their high speed capabilities? I mean, who really needs to go 190 mph?

    "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

    by happy camper on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 07:14:52 AM PST

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    •  It's not less of an issue, (0+ / 0-)

      as evidenced by the steady decline in fatalities per hundred million miles driven that was gained through increasingly stringent requirements for both vehicles and drivers.

      As with most sane regulations, like air bags and seat belts, they were finally enacted over screaming libertarian objections and bottom line oriented manufacturer's wails of profitability doom and gloom.

      Just like it needs to happen again.

      "extravagant advantage for the few, ultimately depresses the many." FDR

      by Jim R on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 07:29:30 AM PST

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