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April 03, 2013


John Brzorad

Are not automatic velocity sensors on the horizon with bar codes on your car? What a way for big brother to watch us? You will just the the bill in the mail for all the speeding we do. Surely we have the technology. As you mentioned, speeding is enforced unevenly.

Maybe when we are in self driving cars, this won't be an issue.


I have often wondered why we do not get speeding tickets on toll roads where your entrance and exit is timed, but I guess they just have not gotten around to it yet. I think they make those black box sensors that some insurance companies plug in your car to record your speed.

I don't think I'm ready for that.

I've often thought the best protection against a speeding ticket is to drive no more than 5 mph over the speed limit and have your own GPS tracking taking place. At least you can have some facts to back up your contention that you weren't speeding.

Maybe we need sensors which when fog is detected limit your speed to no more than 50 mph. We have sensors that turn windshield wipers on. How hard could it be? The real problem with Fancy Gap is that it is in far southwest Virginia. Afton Mountain close to Charlottesville has had a better fog system with lights in the lanes for years. Virginia has had such an anti-tax legislature that it is a wonder they even use reflective paint. US 220 south of Roanoke had terrible lane markings that were almost invisible on a rainy night, yet nothing was done for years.

It is all a matter of wanting to fix a problem and putting the money into fixing it. We put people on drawbridges, maybe we need a fog monitor on Fancy Gap who shuts down the road when the fog gets so bad you can't see.

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