Tuesday, February 10, 2009

DANG (22) - Car Safety

Car owners are forced to get a mechanical check on their car twice a year. The check required is specified by the state. As usual, the state sets the standard, but takes no accountability for consequences. The result is that car owners focus on the test and do the minimum maintenance necessary to pass the test.

If the state got out of car maintenance, people would take more responsibility for their safety. People who harm others through failure to maintain their cars would be liable for the full financial consequences. This would force most people into maintaining their cars well.

Owners of roads may require a standard of fitness to protect their other clients from being harmed by people who do not maintain them.

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