Why do we have right-on-red, and is it time to get rid of it?
Atlanta, Denver, Indianapolis, Washington, DC, Raleigh, North Carolina, and other major cities have recently proposed or passed laws banning it in parts of their busy downtowns or citywide. They believe it will protect people walking and biking amid the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in more than 40 years.
Red-Light Running Then — and Now?
(This is from back in 2000)
"(Minnesota) seventh grader Lydia Sorenson, who counted red-light runners for a science project...She said that before the study, she had expected to see maybe 10 red-light runners total. But 14 drivers ran the light on the first day alone. There were 70 total in the nine hours she counted, which she extrapolated to 217 a month — 2,604 a year."
Golf cart sales surge as US families find unlikely alternative to second cars
"Golf carts are becoming the second car of choice for families across the US, with the market anticipated to surge to more than $2 billion (£1.57 billion) within the next few years.
In retirement villages, residential communities, university campuses and small towns, it is becoming commonplace to see people driving themselves around in golf carts."