Debate: Speed Limits and Drivers Licenses Needed?Submitted by Blueshift on Sun, 06/16/2013 - 03:30
I have heard several liberty minded(often times minarchist or anarchist) people suggest that there is no good reason for speed limits or driver licenses.
Let us suppose that a blind man is driving in a free society without the need of a driver's license. He gets into a wreck and the two people that were in the other vehicle are killed. Is the man charged in court with reckless driving because he is blind? How do you prove that it was his blindness that caused the accident?
Suppose that you are in your car with you family driving down the highway at 60mph. People are passing you at 120mph.
Does that make you feel any more free by having to worry and avoid such insane drivers? What if your on a bicycle? What if they are going 120mph through a neighborhood?
It seems like to me that speed limits could actually maximize freedom to a certain degree. What do you guys think?