Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Confirmed: De-regulation works

In an experiment to reduce traffic accidents, the German town of Bohmte removed all traffic lights and road signs. Drivers there were told there are just two rules for driving throughout the town: observe a 30MPH speed limit, and yield to vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists on the right. The result:
The local council has hailed the experiment a success as not a single traffic accident was reported last month, compared to at least one serious crash every week before the change.

1 comment:

Tyler said...

This would never happen in California.