We pay people to think of these things?

12/7/2010 Update:

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.)

12/7/2010:

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?

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14 Comments on "We pay people to think of these things?"

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

yip the germans get seven weeks vacacation..We must be doing something wrong..blow em up such as japan and them build em up..Your undies are made in north viet nam or viet nam..Sorry victoria secret girls…check the tags …whatta a world..and we owe china
billions..they wont attack us..Notice there in china? hummmmmm good thought.

YipYap
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re: Proof that Germans are great engineers.

They are also better at closing budget gaps without raising taxes.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40586027/ns/world_news-europe/

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

yip yap if the germans had six more months in ww2 we would be in deep chit..they were gonna send me 162s on submarines but changed their minds ..btw how much is a vw today…???????????[quote comment=”200807″]re: Proof that Germans are great engineers.They are also better at closing budget gaps without raising taxes. [/quote]

xxrjxx
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xxrjxx

I don’t suppose there’s anyone else here that thinks this article and many of the comments are a bit of an overreaction? It’s fairly innocuous considering all the mischief our government officials could otherwise be up to.

homeworld
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But think of the children![quote comment=”200792″]I don’t suppose there’s anyone else here that thinks this article and many of the comments are a bit of an overreaction? It’s fairly innocuous considering all the mischief our government officials could otherwise be up to.[/quote]

Litteredboken
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Litteredboken

They COULD think of something more important to say to visitors and citizens. And what’s the point of these signs without immediate enforcement? We will ignore this just as we ignore current laws and logic.

Another old idea from a totally backwards government. Shouldn’t we have SOMEONE in city government that can THINK?

Holygoof
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Holygoof

I can’t believe the city would do something like this. Do they think it’s their job to remind people of the speed limit when we already have those white signs that blend into the city scape so nicely. The temporary lighted ones they put up are hard to miss and create quite the eyesore. With all drivers racing around to get things done the last thing anyone needs is a sign to distract them.

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