Top 10 things DOT could do to prevent Road Rage

Road Rage Reduction

Top 10 things the DOT could do to reduce road rage.

Cellphone companies are a major contributor to road rage. It didn’t become newsworthy until texting. Of course you can blame trucks, etc, and hope for a calmer world, but what do you think the DOT could do to help us poor commuters?  These come to mind.

These aren’t police actions, because the police do what they want. You can’t change that. This list is directly addressing policy to lessen road rage. Here is a list.

Put congested traffic lights on a millisecond schedule, published every night.

Current traffic lights use on-demand sensors. You are rewarded by zooming to the next light. Some are staged but very few. If Google was the DOT, they would publish a millisecond database of traffic colors, like the NEST, but for roads. Sensors are used to schedule the next plan. No more zooming, problem solved.

Measure no-traffic in the intersection and change the light now.

Ever sat at a light where nothing is happening? Sensors look at approaching traffic but nothing in the center. The DOT should put a sensor pointed at the middle. Use it.

Mandate truck headlights dim if they are on a cars bumper or stopped.

Big trucks are unbelieable bullies. Their bumper heights have gone completely unregulated. They need to dim when in traffic.

Allow citizens to submit dashcam evidence, resulting in a ticket mailed to an offender.

When I cross the bridge into Kentucky, the DOT mails me a bill. If the govt can do it, so should I. If I submit compelling dashcam violation, mail them a warning.  This would enforce Slow-Poke Laws.  link

Change zipper.

Nothing causes RR faster than a merge. It is hands down the biggest cause of rage. Fix: Close both lanes with zipper to the middle.  link

 

Autonomous vehicles will make this worse, with pizzas driving all over the place. Instead of laws, build it into the NHTSA guidelines for them. For example, have automous vehicles stay off the road during rush hours. Don’t expect the police to do anything. Build it in the firmware and mandate it when the NHTSA crash tests them!

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As far as this list,  what would you add? Comment below.

 

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