The first is a car or truck driving with a big boat during rush hour. Last week a truck with a very big boat that needed 1½ lanes was backing up traffic on both lanes during rush hour. Two police cars with their lights flashing had to clear the second lane by forcing cars to pull over and stop so the truck and boat could go 15 to 20 miles per hour. Why can’t the owner wake up early so he would be on the road at 5 AM? I am not jealous of not owning a boat because I am one to two lottery tickets away from buying one.
The second is tailgating, even though you are going 5 to 10 miles over the speed limit. That can be solved by putting a governor on each automobile. The governor would be set by the speed limit signs, 30 mph and the governor would be set to 40 mph; reach 40 mph and the governor sets at 10 mph higher, et cetera; if the car or truck is going downhill, the brakes automatically come on.
Love to see a Ram tough truck not being able to go no faster than 30 mph in a 20 mph speed zone.
Also, you could always have Stop & Shop-type robots driving cars. As my mother-in-law would say in Yiddish, “Oy vey.”
Anthony N. Tocci
Plum Hollow Road