Chance of Dying in Georgia Increased
I think I need to subscribe to USA Today. It’s a really good newspaper, but I only read it when I’m staying in hotels as I am this week in Miami – while my Chicago brethren are freezing their butts in the Arctic North.
Yesterday and today there were stories about security on the front page of the paper. One story reported the dramatic increase in compliance to laws and the corresponding decrease in traffic accidents in intersections monitored by so-called red light cameras.
That story also relayed that Georgia’s citizens are lobbying to do away with the cameras for fear that the photos violate privacy. Silly. Of course we willingly surrender our privacy whenever we believe it is in the best interest of society. We license the drivers of cars, gun owners register with the state, even grocery customers sign up for loyalty cards for some lower prices – knowing full well that there is a huge database in the sky collecting all of my purchasing preferences.
Dirving a car with clear windows through a crowded city is hardly a private matter. Keep the cameras and avoid driving in Georgia
The other story was about the failures of certain inspection technologies being tested in some train or subway stations. The reporter does not detail which technologies were tested but I imagine it was puffers, or perhaps those scanners, like Brijot, that create an image of the body beneath the clothes, picking up pacemakers and semtex.
Dogs are effective, but expensive, too. In fact all the technologies are expensive. If the riders have to pay an extra $3 or even $1, they’ll likely revolt and prefer to bear the risk.