In this age of tyranny which we presently find ourselves, it is almost impossible to drive from point A to point B without breaking SOME law. Everyone, regardless of who they are, gets a little worried when a squad car pulls up behind them on the highway.
Many stretches of road, have unreasonably low speed limits, limits that no one usually obeys. As a result, it becomes nothing more than a speed trap, where state troopers can grab motorists at will. Like shooting fish in a barrel.
There is much wrong with the system of laws that govern the highways of America, (in every state.)
Here is a “motorist bill of rights,” drafted by the guys over at the National Motorist Association.
I think I agree with all of these with the possible exception of rule number 9.
- The right to traffic regulation based on sound engineering principles and public consensus.
- Clear guarantees that revenue collected from highway users for highway purposes be used for such purposes, and that all streets, roads, and highways be properly maintained, signed and regulated in a manner that expedites travel.
- Freedom from unreasonable search and seizure and the guarantee that all traffic stops will be based on probable cause.
- The right to choose the type of vehicle and related equipment that best meets an individual’s needs and preferences.
- Protection from discourteous and reckless drivers including those who deliberately impede traffic, who threaten other motorists with their actions, or who are impaired or incompetent.
- Freedom from unreasonable surcharges, fees, taxes, and fines.
- Complete access to all public streets, roads, and highways, free of arbitrary restrictions, exorbitant fees, or governmental attempts to dictate personal travel choices.
- Freedom from driver license suspensions or revocations for non-driving violations or matters of personal conduct.
- Protection from arbitrary and exploitative insurance industry practices.
- The right to a fair and impartial trial for traffic offenses, including a trial by jury if requested by the defendant