I’d be cool with raising speed limits to where they make sense, but then using technology to 100% enforce the speed limit. You get an email with a ticket before you even make it home. Same with stop signs and red lights. 100% absolute enforcement for violations rather than a prior restraint.
I’d also be OK with 100% enforcing DUI laws somehow.
Those changes alone would drive (get it?) a lot of people to drive a lot less, and probably save a lot of lives.
I speed on freeways. I always have. But I’ve never in my life rolled through a stop sign and have zero patience for people who do. I won’t budge an inch over 20MPH on a New York city street. 100MPH on an empty freeway at night, but I come to a complete stop in the middle of the wilderness at a stop sign.
We could start by doing this in New York City. The speed limit on nearly all NYC streets is 20MPH. I want to see that enforced with the fervor of a Judge Dredd on Sudafed.