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-- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Expect successful lawsuits in Canada, where Privacy is a Constitutional Right, and eventually in the US by EU/UK and Canadian citizens protected against such actions by the EU/US and US/Canada Data Treaties.
(note: if you don't like that they have more rights in the US than you do, don't sign treaties giving them such rights next time)
Regulations on seat belts did cause accident rates to rise..
Accident rates? Maybe. What about accident fatalities? Increased feeling of safety (which might result from actually being safer) could cause people to have more less-harmful-than-fatal accidents.
Not to mention, where does the government get off on telling people what to do in their own automobile?
The government only gets to tell you what to do in your automobile while you operate heavy machinery on a government-owned road. It also, for example, tells you what you may or may not do in a court room (like you can't sit and read a newspaper in there). What you do in an automobile on a private road or how fast you drive it on a private race track is not something that the government restricts.
Look, requiring two on duty actually increases risk factors.
But, keep living in your paranoid 'safety' world, it won't work anyway.
Finland is in the process of revamping their education system. They are tired of being #1 in the world, and everyone comparing themselves to them, so they have decided to fuck it up.
Finland is #1 at being average. We have full literacy at the expense of holding down anyone smarter than the average. The universities are bureaucratical sausage factories designed to produce set amounts of average masters and doctors. We simply don't have/tolerate the kind of variety and diversity that you see around the world.