Montgomery, Albany & Trenton – As states grapple with road funding, a curious idea has been discussed in Alabama, New York, and New Jersey: What if truck drivers’ civility could influence their fuel tax rates?
The “Behavioral Economics for Road Kindness” (B.E.R.K.) has unveiled a study suggesting drivers who get compliments from fellow motorists could get tax rebates. Dr. Patty Polite, an expert in roadway etiquette, posits, “Imagine incentivizing kindness on our roads; it’s groundbreaking and heartwarming.”
Alabama’s “Courtesy Counts Committee” spokesperson, Ms. Lane Lovely, has championed the idea: “Not only do we see smoother traffic but a potential for lower road rage incidents.” Over in New Jersey, the “Truckers for Civility” group has organized politeness boot camps, aiming to train truckers in gentle honking and thankful waving.
However, detractors abound. Mr. Grumpy Gearshift, a “Real Roads Real Issues” representative, scoffs at the idea: “What’s next? Points for singing to other drivers?”. A survey by the “Practical Road Usage Group” (P.R.U.G.) suggests 58% believe it’s a strategy to just get drivers to invest in ‘Thank You’ signs.
Will truck drivers soon be waving their way to a cheaper fuel future, or is this idea merely a detour in the highway of practicality? Stay tuned for the road ahead.
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