The FREAKest Links: Vive La Speeding Edition

Via Marginal Revolution: the U.K. Times reports that, while the installation of speed cameras has led to far more tickets being issued and licenses canceled in France,?French drivers are circumventing the laws by selling their good driving points to speeders.?Those with poor driving records can and will pay another driver?up to 1,500 Euros to substitute his or her own points for the offender’s.

In a smart use of technology to fill the publishing industry’s need for more efficient marketing, Wired editor and The Long Tail author Chris Anderson writes on his blog that he’s launched BookTour.com, an online service that allows virtually any author to connect with virtually any audiences. Except not virtually: in real life.

Borders bookstores in the U.K. have pulled the book Tintin in the Congo from its children’s sections after the Commission for Racial Equality charged that the work “contains imagery and words of hideous racial prejudice.” The chain will continue to sell the book, which was first published in 1931, in the adult graphic novels section.


discordian

and when will Disney be re-releasing Song of the South?

edwinlee

Selling ones points to poor drivers strikes me as a lot like selling ones Carbon rights to polluters.... not sure whether it improves highway safety or the air or instead simply allows the rich companies and people to keep polluting and speeding.

New York Traffic Lawyer

For some reason the British except more surveillance then we do. Not only do they have speeding cameras, they have 1000's of cameras watching every inch of their public places. Perhaps over time as our war on terror evolves, we too as a society will accept cameras in more and more aspects of our public lives. I hope this isn't the case though.

Rebecca Johnson
www.nytrafficticketsolutions.com

discordian

and when will Disney be re-releasing Song of the South?

edwinlee

Selling ones points to poor drivers strikes me as a lot like selling ones Carbon rights to polluters.... not sure whether it improves highway safety or the air or instead simply allows the rich companies and people to keep polluting and speeding.

New York Traffic Lawyer

For some reason the British except more surveillance then we do. Not only do they have speeding cameras, they have 1000's of cameras watching every inch of their public places. Perhaps over time as our war on terror evolves, we too as a society will accept cameras in more and more aspects of our public lives. I hope this isn't the case though.

Rebecca Johnson
www.nytrafficticketsolutions.com