Who Brought Back the Electric Car
Foster City, California is debating about lowering the speed limit on some roads in an attempt to encourage people to drive electric cars. Not those spiffy little electric cars that were killed by the car companies and buried somewhere in the desert, but whatever electric cars are running around these days. Like golf carts. Or Segway scooters. Or, well we're not exactly sure what other kinds of electric cars are out there. Maybe one of those old bullpen carts baseball teams had in the 70's to bring a pitcher in from the bullpen. Man, that would be pretty sweet to own one of those. Talk about pimped out rides.
The plan is to allow speeds of 25 on roads that up til now have a speed limit of 35. This will make it so people could get out and ride one of those cars without having to worry about not following the speed limit. The measure passed by a 4-1 vote a couple of weeks ago, but they decided to redo the vote once they actually sat down and thought about what they were proposing. Or at least heard from actual voters who said something along the lines of "what, are you frickin' crazy?" Besides the fact there's not really any cars of which the city voted for (NEVs which are short for Neighborhood Electric Vehicles) but people aren't psyched about their commutes taking even longer than they already are.
The measure will be looked at and a revote could be held on January 2nd.
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