Red light cameras, for example have been shown to lead to an increase in accidents at the intersections where they get installed.
This is true. The Federal Highway Administration found that red-light cameras increase rear-end collisions but reduce more severe right-angle collisions, saving $50,000 in collisions per intersection per year in medical and repair costs.
Here's how to fix the increase in fender benders. Yellow lights timings are set to give you one second to react, plus enough time to slow to a stop or proceed through the intersection on the yellow. When you're speeding, you have less time to react and must brake harder or blow the red. If intersections with red light cameras also had speed cameras, people would no longer speed through those intersections and therefore wouldn't need to brake so hard when the light changes. As a result, there would be fewer rear-end collisions.
Of course the best solution of all is to eliminate traffic signals and their associated red-light cameras, and switch to roundabouts which not only can handle greater volumes of traffic more efficiently than signals but also result in a 37 percent reduction in overall collisions, a 75 percent reduction in injury collisions, a 90 percent reduction in fatality collisions, and a 40 percent reduction in pedestrian collisions.
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If they made shopping carts out of copper, it would instantly solve shopping cart blight.
The only reason an edit war between aluminum versus aluminium can exist is because there's no template to accommodate both spellings and show the appropriate spelling based on the reader's locale similar to the template to convert between units.
It would be better if there were a way to satisfy both sides of the equation...it may be possible to create localised spellings using templates, but my understanding is that may also be undesirable because of the extra overhead on what is already a heavily loaded system.
Since this monopoly was created by government regulation, we have neither a market free of regulations nor a market free of monopolies. This means Austin chose none, which I allowed by saying "[c]hoose at most one."
I was in Seattle the first weekend of May this year. I got sunburned.
No. It only ever creates a new equilibrium where your ISP's profits are higher.
That's only true in a monopoly or oligopoly. In a competitive market, the ISP would be forced to return the money to its customers if it wants to compete with other ISPs.
Yes, government involvement is always needed to prevent market failures. Breaking up monopolies is another example.
And maybe encourage saving energy more strongly.
The word "encourage" implies social engineering. No, I don't want to be manipulated by the government into doing anything. Instead, let's stop encouraging the burning of fossil fuels by internalizing their externalities into the price of electricity and gasoline. Then people would naturally seek out cleaner forms of energy without any government "encouragement" necessary.