Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Super-Nanny to Head Nat'l Highway Safety Admin

If you thought that Jimmuh Cahtuh's NHTSA pick (Joan Claybrook) was a screeching twit, you ain't seen nothing yet.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is anything but an uncontroversial organization, as the Washington Times, Radley Balko, and our own archives make clear. Among the bad, sometimes awful ideas with which it has been identified are a reduction of the blood alcohol limit to .04 (meaning that for some adults a single drink could result in arrest), blanket police roadblocks and pullovers, the 55 mph speed limit, traffic-cams, and the imprisonment of parents who knowingly permit teen party drinking, to name but a few. Of particular interest when it comes to the policies of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it has backed proposed legislation demanding that costly breathalyzer-ignition interlock systems be foisted on all new cars, whether or not their drivers have ever committed a DUI offense; it’s also lined up with the plaintiff’s bar on various dubious efforts to expand liability.

Now President Obama has named MADD CEO Chuck Hurley to head NHTSA


A National Random-Check Traffic-Stop Day!!--say, July 4th??

On the other hand, since Obama's Boyzzzz want the price of gasoline to exceed $6.00/gallon, who cares what this Super-Nanny thinks or does?

Nobody will be driving, anyway.

HT: Radley Balko

1 comment:

Billiam said...

Oh great. Another dickhead who doesn't like truckers.