2017-09-28 Thu

Clear Thinking

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Iíll ask it again: Why do we need new laws when the ones that are already on the books deal with distracted driving?

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In Toronto last year, almost one pedestrian killed every week. You KNOW that many many more were injured. I Know that many others were involved in confrontation with vehicles, being forced to walk into the street by drivers whose vehicles straddle the sidewalk, being threatened by drivers who nose to within two feet of a sidewalk (candidates for being rear-ended and then claiming that ďit wasnít my faultĒ), and so on.

Hereís a suggestion or two:-

(1)†Take all those useless cops who stand armed with a gun at construction sites watching the stop-go engineering graduates doing an excellent job, and re-position them at intersections ticketing, highly, every driver seen holding a cell-phone. And where the vehicle crosses the Stop Line or fails to Stop at the stop line, give the driver a choice: (a)†Declare that the brakes are in poor condition and instant-tow the vehicle, cut up the vehicle registration and insist that the vehicle be retested before it is re-registered or (b)†declare that we have a shitty driver on our hands, cut up the driver registration and insist that the driver be retested before it is re-registered. You canít have it both ways. When a vehicle fails to stop at a Stop Sign, it has to be either the vehicle of the driver.

(2) Take all those police cadets who are about to be trained on the firing-range so that they can stand armed with a gun at construction sites watching the stop-go engineering graduates doing an excellent job, and re-position them at intersections ticketing, highly, every driver seen holding a cell-phone. And where the vehicle crosses the Stop Line or fails to Stop at the stop line, give the driver a choice: (c)†Declare that the brakes are in poor condition and instant-tow the vehicle, cut up the vehicle registration and insist that the vehicle be retested before it is re-registered or (d)†declare that we have a shitty driver on our hands, cut up the driver registration and insist that the driver be retested before it is re-registered. You canít have it both ways. When a vehicle fails to stop at a Stop Sign, it has to be either the vehicle of the driver.

(3) Take all those police officers who are on administrative leave because they have shot-to-kill someone they donít understand, and re-position them at intersections ticketing, highly, every driver seen holding a cell-phone. And where the vehicle crosses the Stop Line or fails to Stop at the stop line, give the driver a choice: (e)†Declare that the brakes are in poor condition and instant-tow the vehicle, cut up the vehicle registration and insist that the vehicle be retested before it is re-registered or (f)†declare that we have a shitty driver on our hands, cut up the driver registration and insist that the driver be retested before it is re-registered. You canít have it both ways. When a vehicle fails to stop at a Stop Sign, it has to be either the vehicle of the driver.

I like this third option best. I suspect that not being allowed to cruise around in a tax-payer saloon with a box of TimBits must make the trigger-happy gunslinger really, Really angry, and THATís the type of cop I want to see being forced to stand at the north-east corner of Bay and College every day while his buddies go swanning by in their cruisers.

Observations

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This is another fuzzy photo because my hands were shaking for some reason or another.

Not Happiness, but it might have been Maniacal Laughter.

Of course Mayor John Tory should gripe about a $2,000,000.

He needs every dollar he can scrounge for his $3,400,000,000 Subway Station on its Six-Kilometre Stretch of Track.

What a moronic leader!