We pay people to think of these things?
Money a better incentive than nursery rhymes
Proof that Germans are great engineers. The folks over at Volkswagen had a program called The Fun Theory – and someone came up with a better way encourage people to obey the speed limit. Rather than ridiculous nursery rhymes – they figured out a way to make it “fun,” and actually give people a chance to win money for obeying the law.
The premise is simple – break the law, get your photo taken and a summons mailed to you. Obey the law and get entered into a lottery to get a share of the money collected from the offenders.
While I don’t think the whole mailing of the summons would fly here in the states, it’s definitely a more interesting way of addressing the issue. However, knowing Hudson County, some political insiders would figure out a way to rig the system and pay lottery winnings to their campaign supporters (like the way jobs and municipal board positions are handed out here in Hoboken.)
Government Waste in FULL effect!
Another blatant example of government waste in this country, is this recent “Twenty is Plenty” campaign that has been making the rounds in New Jersey – as if the stated speed limit signs were not enough.
Who thinks this stuff up?
One Hoboken411 reader thinks there’s a whole Agency dedicated to picking speeds based on what rhymes best. “Who thinks this crap up?” they said, suggesting some other speeds and associated rhymes.
- “Twenty Five ain’t no jive”
- “Thirty get no hurty” – or “Drive Thirty, not text on your Querty!”
- “Driving Fifty sure is Nifty!”
- “Forty is the new Fifty!”
- “Go Twenty Eight and Save your Brakes!”
Can you think of any?