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Windshield wiper law

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:05 am
by Crystalis
Huh, California must be behind the times. I thought ya'll set the precedent and then the rest of the country moved that way if it proved popular? At least, that's what I hear every time I read about that proposed tax per mile drive vs gallon of gas crap that is brewing that way. I know Arkansas has had the headlights on while wipers are on law since around 1997 or so - I was in yearbook in high school and helped someone come up with a title to a story about that law in our yearbook. "New Law Sheds Light on Rain"

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:26 am
by Drooling Iguana
It must be a sign of the Apocalypse when Danny is the one making the most sense.

Re: Windshield wiper law

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 3:58 pm
by Gav
Crystalis wrote:Huh, California must be behind the times. I thought ya'll set the precedent and then the rest of the country moved that way if it proved popular?


I think California is usually a trailblazer in the same way as is a hiker that hires sherpas to set up advance camps. The rest of the world often follows our "groundbreaking precedent" when we try it second--after it proved successful in some small, forgotten state (with the exception of anti-smoking laws, maybe--we can claim firsties on that one). I always hear on the news when California tries some "bold, new law" after it proved successful in Delaware or Oregon or something, and then the rest of the country follows.