When you’re driving in the United States and there’s an oncoming car with its high-beams on, the most you can do is flash your high-beams at it in retaliation. If caught, sometimes the offender gets a ticket. Apparently, in China, more punishment could be involved.
As part of Gov. McCrory’s multi-headed plan to make the once-great state of North Carolina suck just a little bit more, this Friday will mark the start of the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s new campaign, Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine. Uuuuuggghhh.
At first, I was planning to write today's column about electric cars. But then I got about halfway through it, and I made an important realization: nobody cares about electric cars. So instead, I'm going to cover another highly important issue affecting our society: minor traffic annoyances.
Fighting a ticket you got from a red-light camera in a small town is like fighting every other small town ordinance... if you are not from that town you are going to get rogered but good.
Some obscure laws are still in the books because people forgot about them, others because nobody bothered to change them. The great thing is that you can still get a ticket for breaking them.