Thursday, March 23, 2017
Blood Alley Solution
This solution consists of: Plate detection and speed calculations, and alerts going out to cell phones in given stretches of roadway, of high speed traffic coming from the rear.
Information available to citizens (no plate info for citizens, just warning of incoming high speed or safety vehicle) and CHP, on a real time basis. Again. this information could be coupled with alerts to pull over for emergency vehicles., Can you imagine how many lives and homes might be saved, if everybody pulled over to the side en masse?
All of the technologies currently exist. Only the computer program linking them and the hardware installations would have to be done. Ideally the hardware would be movable to different highways, to spread the costs for maximum benefits to many.
Plate reading cameras installed at key intersections. In the case of highway 49, just after each of the major stop lights, both north and south bound. Northbound first, if it has the higher number of crashes from speeders and erratic drivers. Example, all cars going up the hill at Combie are plate read as they go up the hill. The starting point would be back at the last traffic light in Auburn. All cars going over the rise and down the hill would be read there.
The two readings are compared and alerts are sent out if necessary. All non speeding info is disposed of within one hour, unless there is a crash and witnesses are needed. (You’d be surprised how many folks don’t want to be bothered testifying)
Obviously the CHP can’t catch them all. However, whoever has the fastest time for each of the midway points, and the grand prize winner for the fastest time to the McKnight Way exit, for each day, is now eligible for double fine and double points for any traffic infraction anywhere in California, for up to one year from winning the award. And their insurance companies will be notified. Only plates going 10 mph or faster over the posted limits, with all lights assumed to be green, would be included. Oh for the day when nobody is eligible!
This issue has bothered me all my life, 40,000 dead every year, and we are supposed to be the greatest country ever, and yet we accept this? SMH! That’s one Twin Towers every month and then some, ridiculous!
To read about this technology, and the many social implications, please read up on any of the article found with this search on Google. https://www.google.com/search?as_q=%3Bicense+plate+%28scanner+OR+reading%29+technology&as_epq=li&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=&as_occt=any&safe=images&as_filetype=&as_rights=
Saturday, March 04, 2017
Charter schools with good numbers do so by discretely eliminating the lower end of the spectrum from even enrolling. The only real way to improve grad rates and test scores is to improve the quality of the home life of all the kids. Make sure all parents have the bucks and time to provide a quality upbringing. Kids who arrive at school from dysfunctional underfinanced households, where there is not internet, mom and dad may both be absent, etc., just are not going to learn no matter how good the presentation of the racial background or age of the teacher. I speak from personal experience at Gloria R. Davis Middle School in the Hunters Point District of San Francisco.
Friday, March 03, 2017
Healthcare is really very simple. It's really very simple. If you play poker at a casino, instead of just among friends, you and your friends will wind up with less. To make matters worse, if the house/casino can play pattie-cake with the pharmaceutical companies, you and your friends will see even more of the pot disappearing before your very eyes.