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Feb 24

Dutch City Removes All Traffic Signs; Traffic Accidents Go Down

imagesWe were recently alerted by a lewrockwell.com essay about how traffic safety actually improves when traffic controls are decreased. American car traffic is tremendously overregulated; and there are way too many traffic cops on the roadways.

Within the Lewrockwell.com link is the mention of a Dutch city of 50,000 people, Drachten, which stripped its streets of all traffic signals and signs in the past decade.

Germany’s largest-circulation magazine, Der Speigel reported in 2006 that the number of accidents in Drachten “declined dramatically” after the open traffic design was implemented – See more at: http://alerts.motorists.org/nma-email-newsletter-issue-32/#sthash.Jfkp5K8S.dpuf