Hey Everyone, I had to do a project for writing a new law, here it is, let me know what you think...would it work, or not. Any improvments, or things that should be taken out? Thanks!!
This law would restructure the current licensing system used today, and would have graduated levels, signified by classes of: A through E with A being the highest-class driver. Every driver would have to be reevaluated of their driving skill, they would be tested on every driving level, from residential driving to highway and turnpike driving. A more advanced maneuverability test would be implemented and a reaction test would be developed. In addition, a hazard and environmental test would be constructed to test the level of thinking a person has when confronted with a dangerous situation.
After the reevaluation process is completed, a person would be assigned their driving level.
Highest-class driver, is given most privileges, fast lane on highway is for their use. Can exceed posted speed limit by up to 25 mph on rural highways, state highways and turnpikes are limitless to a “Class A” driver, but must remain in left most lane when observing limitless driving. May exceed speed limit by 5-10 mph on rural roads, but other laws still apply. All residential laws still apply including posted speed limit. “Class A” drivers may drive at any time day or night and in any weather, as long weather does not impede traffic completely.
An intermediate driver, Given most privileges of a “Class A” driver, other than state highways and turnpikes always have a limit of 20 mph over the posted limit. May drive in fast lane, but must always merge to a slower lane in the event a car would like to pass them. All other “Class A” driving laws apply.
An average driver and today’s driving laws apply. May exceed posted speed limit on all highways, rural and state, by 10 mph. A “Class C” driver is not allowed in the left most lane on any highway. May exceed rural road posted speed limit by 5 mph. Is allowed to drive in any weather granted the weather does not impede traffic completely. A “Class C” driver is also allowed to drive any time. All other traffic laws of a “Class A” driver apply.
A below average driver that must “at all times” abide by all posted speed limits on all roads. May only drive in right most lane on highway, and highway usage is restricted to off-peak hours. Are not allowed to drive in weather where a weather advisory or warning has been issued. In addition, driving hours are restricted to 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; driving hours may be extended under special circumstances.
An inadequate or new driver, a driver who has had their license less than 6 months, or has not tested out of this level is assigned a “Class E” license. Drivers are never allowed on any highway under any circumstance. And must always abide by posted speed limit on all rural and residential roads. Driver times are restricted to time of sunlight, and may never drive in any inclement weather of any kind. Driver can be accompanied by a higher-level, Class A through C driver, and may be considered a “Class D” driver under that circumstance.
License level may be advanced through classes and retesting. Also with each driving level come certain requirements to keep their respected level.
Class A: Free retesting every 2 years, no tickets or offenses within that period.
If a ticket is issued or an offense is committed, License is immediately dropped to “Class C” and Cost Based retesting is implemented at next retesting. In addition, a fine of $5,000 is issued.
Class B: Free retesting every 2 years, 1 ticket or offense within that period. If a ticket is issue or an offense is committed, License is dropped to “Class C” at next retesting period for a period of 1 year, and cost based retesting is implemented.
Class C: Free retesting every 5 years, 3 tickets or offenses within that period. If a 3 tickets are issued or 3 offenses are committed, License is dropped to “Class D” at next retesting period for a period of 1 year, and cost based retesting is implemented.
Class D: Free retesting every 7 years, 5 tickets or offenses within that period. If 5 tickets are issued or 5 offenses are committed, License is revoked for a period of 6 months, and “Class E” license is issued for a period of 1 year. After a year period cost based testing is implemented.
Class E: Cost Based Retesting every 2 years, 2 tickets or offenses within that period. If 2 tickets are issued or 2 offenses are committed, License is immediately revoked for a period of 5 years, and a Fine of $1,000 is issued. In addition, cost based testing is implemented.
Class Laws under no circumstances, except in life threatening cases, can be broken, if set laws for a drivers license level are broken, a ticket will be issued at a cost of $500 for the first ticket and $500 more for each ticket fallowing the first.
Speed limits are as fallows;[list=A][*]State turnpikes 75 mph.
a.Left most lane has a minimum speed limit of 90 mph.
b.Right most lane has a minimum speed limit of 65 mph.
[*]Interstate highways 70 mph.
a.Left most lane has a minimum speed limit of 80 mph.
b.Right most lane has a minimum speed limit of 60 mph.
[*]Route (Rural) highways 60 mph.
a.Left most lane has a minimum speed limit of 65 mph.
b.Right most lane has a minimum speed limit of 55 mph.
c.One lane highways minimum speed is the posted speed limit.
[*]Rural roads 55 mph, unless otherwise noted.
a.Rural roads must always have a minimum speed limit of 35 mph
[*]Residential areas 30 mph.
a.Maximum speed is always 30 mph, with a 20 mph minimum.
b.School zones are always 15 mph[/list=A]
A new driver is given a “Class E” license unless they test out of “Class E” at their initial testing session.
A “Class A” license may only be given to individuals that attend High performance and dynamic driving schools to improve their driving skills. “Class A” drivers are required to have a vehicle able of obtaining at least 95 mph.
Drivers must only pay for their initial license test and any unscheduled test to improve their license level at a cost of $100. All retesting is free.
After the age of 65, drivers must retest every 6 months until it is determined that a driver is unfit to drive, and is a threat to the safety of other drivers.
Under no circumstance must a license be given to a person that is not qualified for the lowest class license.
On a two lane highway, all drivers except “Class A” drivers must remain in the right lane, and only use the left lane for passing slower drivers, after a pass has occurred a driver must immediately return to the right lane.
On a rural road, or 1 lane rural highway, if a car determines it is safe to pass another driver, the passing driver must flash headlights to signal a pass, and the slower car must slow down so the pass occurs in the least amount of time and distance possible. Once the pass has occurred, both drivers can return to their respected speed level.
In the case a dangerous life threatening manuver is attempted, all level of licenses will be revoked, and the driver will immedately be taken to jail for a minimum of 1 year, and a $10,000 fine will be assest.
All Class levels only apply to passenger vehicles; all other vehicles, i.e. Semis and Service vehicles, are issued a “Class C” license with their own special regulations.
- All Speed Limits Apply on all roads.
- Driving is permitted in all weather.
- Always have right of way, except for on Rural roads, and Residential areas.
- Never permitted in left most lane, and should in most cases not pass other vehicles.