Thursday, April 25, 2013

Demand "Vehicle Control" Legislation

It's time for Americans to demand that the government immediately pass vehicle control, or..., umm..., "vehicle safety". Every year, tens of thousands of people are killed by vehicles, and we would all feel better if the government just "did something", especially for "THE CHILDREN".

Here's what the "vehicle safety" legislation should include:

1) Vehicles that look fast, (whether or not they actually are), need to be banned, because they're scary looking. If a vehicle has a spoiler, or hood vents, or racing stripes, or stickers of flames down the side, we can't allow people to own it. If you already have a vehicle that meets the "fast vehicle" definition, you will have 30 days to turn it in to the local government. I mean, really, why do you need a "fast vehicle" (also known as a "racing style" vehicle) just to get back and forth to work?

2) Gas tanks larger than 5 gallons should be banned. The more gasoline you can carry, the more likely it is that you will be involved in an accident. No one really needs more than 5 gallons of gasoline at a time, anyway, and people who say they do are obviously up to no good.

3) In order to sell your car, give it to a relative, or even loan it to someone else, the person receiving the vehicle needs to go to the county court house (or a new car dealership), complete a background check form, and wait for a result. This applies even if the county courthouse or the nearest car dealership is hours away and (for example) you want to loan your car to your neighbor briefly. There will be a fee required for this background check, the amount of which is left up in the air. If the background check comes back clean, only then can you sell, give, or loan the vehicle. Failure to follow the background check procedure will result in fines and/or jail time.

90% of Americans agree that "vehicle safety" legislation should be passed (or at least answered in the affirmative when asked if something should be done about vehicle deaths). If this legislation were passed, the number of vehicle deaths per year would probably not change, but we could all feel better, because the government "did something" for "THE CHILDREN".