The Praxeology and Ethics of Traffic Lights

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    Seems like a good time to get everyone's thoughts on this:

    The Praxeology and Ethics of Traffic Lights - Justin T.P. Quinn - Mises Daily
     
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    We're starting to see a lot more roundabouts in the new developments around here. :eusa_think:
     
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    As much a proponent of dereg and repealing laws as I am, I'm not comfortable with my life being in the hands of assumed driver "courtesy" in the absence of traffic lights.

    One study in one tiny little area means nothing to me.

    I've seen so much stupidity on the road in my time that there's no way I'm trusting idiots to regulate their own traffic patterns.
     
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    I will say though, that there are probably a ton of intersections that would be better suited with a simple 4-way stop, than a light I have to sit and wait for even when there's no one coming through the adjacent road.

    I run those kinds of red lights regularly.
     

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