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Old 03-15-2010, 01:46 PM
 
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Cars don't kill people. People kill people.
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:47 PM
 
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the more valid question is, "why is pot illegal?"
It doesn't kill enough people?
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:52 PM
 
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that, and it's too easy for anyone to produce?
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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that, and it's too easy for anyone to produce?
True, if it was actually difficult to get a driver's license, you might have better drivers, and thus, less car-related accidents.

There are other considerations as well, like poor roads and unfortunate driving situations, but if general driver skill was higher, and more strictly enforced, you'd have less deaths. As it is now, anyone with $40 and basic literacy can get a license, and police chase speeders, not bad drivers.

To combat heart disease, we educate people on healthy eating, to combat bad driving, we... don't do anything.
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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To combat heart disease, we educate people on healthy eating, to combat bad driving, we... don't do anything.

All that education and we're the fattest, heart-clogged nation on earth? People know what's good and bad for them, they just choose to do what's bad.
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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I always thought the same way about speeding. If the Federal and State governments REALLY didn't want you to speed, they'd ensure that all cars only go as fast as 65 MPH or whatever the limit is for that state. But of course we know that speeding tickets are for revenue, the state could care less if you drive your car into a tree at 90 mph and fly through the windshield.
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:37 PM
 
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All that education and we're the fattest, heart-clogged nation on earth? People know what's good and bad for them, they just choose to do what's bad.
We also didn't start educating people seriously until pretty recently - we have a whole two generations of people that grew up with poor eating habits, so you won't see improvement overnight.
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:23 PM
 
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I know that people choose to drive cars despite the high fatality rate because of the thought or illusion of being in control of what's going to happen. You don't get that feeling on a plane or ship, train, etc. Seems like cars aren't banned because they seem so necessary for most people to get to their jobs and contribute to the economy etc. I like the idea that you have the freedom to go any speed you want and to drive however you like, it is just very unfortunate that not everyone can have that freedom and use it wisely. I was always under the impression that if all drivers were highly skilled then alot of these avoidable accidents would never happen.
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:55 PM
 
Location: NYC & NJ
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A lot more people die from driving and using cell phones each year. I don't condone drinking and driving but that is a fact.
Are you sure?
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:16 PM
 
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Hacksaw Jim Duggan kills people with a 2x4, hooooooooooo!
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