Is it time to rethink how we enforce the rules of the road?

Are vehicle headlights getting brighter, like blinding bright? Well it's not our imagination, headlights are getting brighter, and this is creating a dangerous situation.

But blindng headlights are not our only traffic concern. With all the congestion and longer commutes, it appears that more and more drivers are running red lights. This is happening while many motorists oppose the installation of more red-light cameras, or a 24 hour operation of the 140 cameras currently in place at the province's most accident prone intersections. Did you know that most of these cameras are only operating 6 hours a day so our governments don't upset voters?

With the increase in traffic accidents and fatalities, as well as increasing insurance costs, maybe it's time to rethink how we enforce the rules of the road.

Should we implement a camera program that operates both speed and red-light cameras? Let's not only catch those running red lights, but also speeding.

With all the safety features in most cars today, you would have expected the number of injuries to be reduced - but they have gone way up.

If you look around, you will find that many motorists don't appear to know how to drive properly. They may not always be in accidents, but they cause them.

How about more regular road testing for drivers?  I haven't been tested since I first received my license. Can we insist that anyone deemd to have caused a serious accident must be re-tested before thay can drive again?

Yes, many drivers will just see this as another cash grab - but I think it will just make driving safer.  Your thoughts?

Columnist Michael Geller suspects dimmer headlights, more traffic cameras, roundabouts and driver re


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