Promoting Safe Driving

by Don Boudreaux on December 24, 2007

in Everyday Life

My George Mason University colleague Gordon Tullock famously remarked that the best way for government to reduce the number of traffic fatalities is for it to mandate that a sharp steel dagger be mounted on the steering column of each vehicle and pointed directly at each driver’s heart.  Forget about all other regulations and mandates; that dagger will ensure safe driving.

This town in Germany is using the same sound economic reasoning that inspired Gordon’s remark


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