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instead of having speed bumps to make traffic slow down, they should have "speed spikes".

kind of like those spikes that deter people from entering in pay-parking lots the wrong way, except that these would effect both inbound and outbound traffic.

but the spikes would have tire-sized gaps, so you have to navigate through those gaps carefully in order to make sure you don't get spiked.

and if a car doesn't slow down to a particular speed threshold because they feel confident that they can navigate the speed bump at full speed, have a speed detector set to detect that and if they are above that threshold, more spikes will rise up to fill the gaps so there's no way to go over it without your tires being ruined.

either that or have a huge powerful magnet underneath the spike activate in such a way that suddenly slows down the car to the desired speed. which would cause the driver to fly forward out of their seat and possibly out of the front windshield if they didn't fasten their seatbelt.

tough-love traffic enforcement. that's the future, baby.

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miss_skillet
Feb. 8th, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
Stop giving them ideas. Speeding is one of the few vices I still enjoy! I have nightmares about the day that my car's maximum speed is capped by transmitters on the road, telling it to slow down no matter how hard I push the pedal.
lifeofmendel
Feb. 8th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
i don't have any issues with speeding as a general rule. I was just talking about only in the context where speed bumps are necessary.
keevon
Feb. 8th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
I like the spikes, but your idea doesn't involve enough fire...
jjkjustin
Feb. 8th, 2007 09:51 pm (UTC)
I like it. =)
ktmoss
Feb. 8th, 2007 10:21 pm (UTC)
NNNoooooooooo! I have a hard enough time driving up on the ramp to get my oil changed! I don't need to navigate spikes too!! I'll be buying tires every week!
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