Trained observers are almost always useful to have around. We pay the government enough to keep that resource available, might as well use it.
In fact, given the large number of drivers who have difficulty differentiating between the front and the back of the vehicle, any automated system more advanced than a Radio Shack TRS-80 would be a significant improvement.
This is a pretty low bar we are dealing with here.
And don't forget that if you are in an accident that involves an emergency vehicle, YOU are at fault. Police cars do fall under the "emergency vehicle" umbrella.
No, at least in the US a driver of an emergency vehicle has more of an onus on them to avoid accidents. They are the professional and you are the idiot. There have been numerous cases of emergency vehicle drives cited / sued for their behavior. Which is why you are finding that more and more emergency vehicles are driving fairly sedately - we've found that screaming around corners in large, lumbering vehicles to save 0.7 seconds on a call doesn't add up to anything but increased insurance costs. Slow down and you get there faster. It's something we're really stressing with the volunteer fire department drivers. We have even pulled the little blue lights that the volunteers had. It's safer if they just drive normally and get there a couple of seconds later.
An emergency vehicle running with lights and sirens has the right-of-way but that does not give them carte blanche.
You don't have a right to be able to afford anything. At least in any society beyond pure communism - which has never existed in groups of more than say, 100.
It would be a nice societal benefit to allow persons without much economic means to freely travel - but nothing on the order of a mandate. Now, most societies agree that people should be allowed to travel freely without undo government interference but there is nothing that says somebody else has to pay for it or allow an individual to put others at risk for economic or any other reason.
Man, does that hurt. I'm afraid you're right to a very large extent. I could certainly upgrade from a 42" 1080 p screen, but unless I sit really close with my glasses on, it doesn't make much difference.
The nieces and nephews think the TV is something akin to a slide rule - an interesting historical object of little daily import. If it doesn't go on the laptop screen or the phone, it doesn't get watched.
Except for the Star Wars laser disks but that's another sad tech story.....
Piss your wife off too many times and you won't have to worry about your electronics shortening anything.
All you need to do is to be rich and gullible.
Yeah, and don't tell me you're using an Apple one-button mouse and that I'm an insensitive clod.
Select text, right click, select "Search DuckDuckGo for $Text".
So, if some really, really bored bad guy who was aiming to create mayhem and havoc (but not make any money) got all arsed, he or she could shut down a couple of mom and pop gas stations in the hinterlands for a couple of hours until mom and pop sobered up.
Truly scary. I'm gonna go unplug everyth*(*RKfkffghdf
You like nausea, vomiting, cold chills and sweats?
Why not just go visit
Sounds like Neuromancer
More importantly, this should really get the anti vaccers in a major huffy.
This is why the CDC-type folks are running scared. Unlike Ebola and HIV which take a fair amount of work and / or bad luck to get, Measles is airborne and very, very contagious.
Yes, it usually is a relatively mild, self limited illness but once you get lots of cases, you start getting into the 1-2% of folks that get serious complications. It's very ugly.
And, of course, totally unnecessary but that's human stupidity for you.
You really want someone to spend the time to take apart the lunatic ravings of some random doc who ralfed about vaccines in 1896?
You might be crazier than he was.
At the hospital I work at you can opt out of their "required" annual flu shot, but if you do you are required to wear a face mask all the time while on hospital property during flu season. Wearing one of those masks all the time sucks so most employees give in and get the shot.
I suppose Disney could do the same, but N95 respirators on park employees would undoubtedly freak out the tourists.
That's an interestingly absurd policy since the facemasks lose their effectiveness after about 30 -45 minutes (when they get moist). I suppose they have minders running around timing when you change your masks out?
Make more sense to have you swallow Tamiflu all winter (not a whole lot of sense, mind you, but more than your current policy).