NYC doesn't do speed cameras... so it might do public shaming instead
If speed cameras won't stop you from speeding then maybe a good old public shaming will. Anyone have a rotten tomato handy?
Have you ever gotten two points on your licence and a hefty fine for doing a few kilometres over the speed limit? Did it deter you from ever speeding again? Probably not...
Well if the mayor of NYC, Michael Bloomberg, has anything to do with it then residents of the Big Apple may have to endure a public shaming if they’re caught doing over the odds. Now that’s what we call justice!
But don’t go stocking up on old fruit and veg just yet, because a public shaming - as described by Mayor Bloomberg - consists of just putting a picture of your face on a wall. However, we’ve been assured that it will be a big wall.
Bloomberg wants to bring in public shaming because he’s having a bit of trouble securing the funds for speed cameras, so this cheap and easy fix seems to be his next plan of action.
However, we’re not totally sold on the idea. As Jalopnik reports, the whole wall of shame idea could just as easily be turned into a wall of fame for all the hoonsters and hoonigans out there.
So maybe the answer does lie in throwing fruit at people while they are publicly shamed in the stocks? It would certainly make us think twice.
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