Saturday, February 23, 2013

At least 28 people were injured at Daytona in the blink of an eye. How can this kind of carnage be prevented? We need to have a national conversation to institute some common-sense car controls.

First, close the race track loophole. Not a single NASCAR vehicle was purchased at a licensed car dealer, and none of them even have government-approved VIN numbers.

Second, put an end to these high displacement engines. Nobody needs a 350 cubic inch V-8 for driving purposes, limit engines to 200 cubic inch in-line 4 cylinders.

Third, those cars simply look too fast. It's really scary if you ask me. Ban spoilers, air dams, and any other automotive features that Dianne Feinstein thinks encourage overly fast driving.

There is no reason 200,000 fans won't come out to watch 40 hipsters in Birkenstocks driving SMART cars, and that's my vision for a more civilized country.


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