If there's one thing socialists hate, it's that the car gives ordinary people the freedom to go where they want, do what they want. Graduated licensing, compulsory insurance, road checks, speed cameras, absurdly low speed limits, are how they deal with the motorist while recognizing that their social programs and cronies in no-work jobs rely on the tax revenue from all the economic activity generated by the motor car.
A while back megamillionaire former Goldman Sachs boss Jon Corzine was trying to decide what to do with his retirement. With most of his millions stashed safely in offshore tax havens, he decided to spend the balance buying the New Jersey governorship.
Now naturally the main benefit of a governorship is it enables you to reward your cronies with no-work jobs at the taxpayer's expense. But for a guy who's spent most of his life in the back of a limo dawdling along at 55, it also offers the opportunity to be driven in convoy at over 90mph by a posse of heavily armed state troopers on your way to a few rounds of golf. Wow, ma! Look how all the peasants get out of my way! This is how Joe Stalin must have felt on the Moscow ring road!
And of course the hypocrite wasn't wearing his seat belt either. After all, they're for little people to wear and big government socialists to lecture them about.
Socialists have been bleating 'speed kills' for years and making millions of dollars of revenue in tickets issued to working people. Of course, what they mean is 'speed kills if you're not driving an official vehicle'. Earth to Jon: Speed kills if you don't pay attention and don't know what you're doing.
This is justice in so many ways.