06-15-2016, 05:13 AM
This is where I take exception. The idea that we would have roads similar to the way they are today is extremely closed minded. If you just mean the way people drive around, then okay, I guess, but even with all the tickets, ordinances, side-of-the-road dancing for an officer, pleading to an officer, getting beaten by an officer, then hell no, you can count me out. And once more, you really need a bit of perspective to make that call, something I doubt you have. The roads look very similar here in China, but with very little enforcement of traffic laws, the driving is much different. Unauthorized vehicles, too many people on one vehicle, people driving the wrong way, people crossing the street in between cars when the walking light is red, people using the shoulder as an extra passing lane, people cutting people off, honking liberally and no one bats an eye... it's just chaos, but you know what, it seems to work pretty well. It gets people from point A to point B because they're not always hung up on stupid shit like speed limits and whatnot. The unexpected is totally expected here, and that's why I find it not only chaotic, but safe in a way. Anyway, enough of me rambling on about my perspective and your lack thereof.
Ummm... k. You're a genius, I guess?
But that's a big freaking difference. Where I'm from we sometimes have 50 mile stretches of highway between major cities and you're telling me if the owners of a road like that started turning into authoritarian assholes who monitored your ever move, people could just take side roads the whole damn way? Not a chance! Or would you be okay with them being authoritarian assholes? It sounds like you like the current policing situation on American roads with all the fines and tickets for stupid little infractions that hurt no one. Do you have anything bad to say about the way America's roads are policed? Because what's going on now ain't good.