Washington Law Review


Hayes Elder


But, society, in its desire to secure our future safety on the highways, must not be driven by these alarming statistics to sacrifice personal freedoms. Although the first concern with traffic safety laws is to increase the motorist's chance for survival, these traffic laws, and the enforcement of them, create other problems that can undermine values fundamental to our society. This comment will discuss some of these problems, and shall suggest a possible course for our legislative bodies that may best effect greater traffic safety, and at the same time preserve the other values. For the sake of comprehension and comprehensiveness, this discussion will be confined to traffic speed limits.

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