1. Driving by able, mentally competent adults on state-owned roadways
is a right predicated only upon agreement to a roadway contract. Any
such able, competent adult can obtain, at no cost, a license to drive
on state-owned roadways by entering this contract. The terms of this
contract are enumerated generally in this section. Granting of this
license is predicated solely upon a demonstrated ability to drive a
vehicle in accord with the laws of the roadway and the dictates of
safety, and with signatory agreement to the terms of the contract. The
law cannot predicate driving on state-owned roadways on vehicle
registration, subject to that vehicle's homologated or special-cased
certification of roadworthiness (roster of envelopes and RATI
equipment, detailed below).
2. Sections of roadway with banks not with the same owner, and any
section of a road between sections with banks not with the same owner,
or between sections which are state-owned, or administered as though
state-owned, must be administered as though they are state-owned (all
legal provisions applicable to state-owned roads are likewise
applicable to roads operated as though they are state-owned), and in
particular, the right of access to public vehicular and pedestrian
traffic cannot be infringed. A privately owned road whose banks have
the same private owner, whose property extends at least 200 feet in
either direction beyond the edge of the road, and which connects via
intersections to roadways administered as though state-owned (i.e.,
two or more directions can be chosen at the endpoints without
retracing the private road), are exempt from the requirement that they
be administered as though state-owned. The owner of a roadway can
disclaim liability for damage, accident, and injury resulting from
poor upkeep of the roadway through display of a conspicious sign to
3. All multi-lane or limited-access roadways must be equipped with a
remote alert system (RAS) that electronically provides to drivers
reports on road conditions, congestion, and accidents. any tampering
with this system or deliberate misreporting of any of the roadway
attributes reported on by this system, is unlawful. All such roadways
must also be rated for maximum and minimum safe speed as a function of
road conditions and congestion, and must electronically provide this
information to drivers. This system serves as the first input to the
determination of the maximum legal and safe speed for a particular
segment of roadway, conditions, driver, and vehicle. All the
attributes and parameters covered by this paragraph are to be
determined exclusively on the basis of sound engineering practice.
4. A driver can hold a license which certifies that his skill level
and physical fitness is sufficient for higher safe driving speeds.
the level of the driver serves as the second input to the
determination of legal and safe driving speed. The level of such a
license can be reduced only if the driver is the cause of an accident,
or his skill level or physical fitness is reduced.
5. Homologated vehicles are blanket-rated for performance envelope,
environmentally noxious emissions envelope, and safety envelope, and
the state must conduct brief (less than an hour) tests in which these
three envelopes are determined for a non-homologated vehicle, for a
fee not to exceed one day's average wages. These envelopes serve as
the third and final input to the determination of legal and safe
speed. Sufficiently poor showings for any of the three envelopes can
cause the vehicle to be declared unfit for use on state-owned
6. The Remote Alert Transceiver/Interface (RATI)
a. For operation on state-owned roadways, a vehicle must be
equipped with a RATI whose functionality is described (in part)
b. Each vehicle is required to have a unique identifier. this
identifier must include the identity of the manufacturer, and it is
the legal responsibility of each manufacturer to assure that it
never turns out two vehicles with the same identifier.
c. The RATI must provide, upon request from a law enforcement
officer or automated law enforcement system, a cryptographic hash of
the identity of the driver, and a similar hash of the identity of
the vehicle. this hash function must provide a consistent 1000:1
collision ratio with a random or pseudorandom collision
c. The RATI must furthermore provide the unhash'd identity of
the driver and vehicle upon the non-automated (immediate
by an actual human) request of a law enforcement officer
(whose identity must be revealed in the request).
d. If a RATI-equipped vehicle is involved in an impact, and the RATI
is still operable, the RATI must immediately begin periodic alert
broadcasts of its location and the identity of the vehicle and
driver. the identity portion of these broadcasts must be encrypted
such that the information they bear is available only to emergency
and law enforcement officers. after one minute, the RATI can permit
halting of broadcasts.
e. When it is on a RAS-equipped roadway, any such vehicle must
furthermore broadcast periodic updates of its speed, location, and
performance envelope, sufficient for the receiver of these
broadcasts to continuously localize the vehicle to a particular lane
or lane-change, and a segment of roadway 100 feet long. The vehicle
should not identify itself or the driver in such updates.
f. The RATI must receive and display the roadway attributes provided to
it by the roadway alert system.
g. The information recorded and reported to the driver and vehicle
owner by the RATI cannot be restricted by law.
h. The RAS protocol is to be specifically delineated and mandated
by law. the frequencies used by the RAS are to be allocated by
7. No aspect of a vehicle's design other than the RATI can be
regulated or restricted except as described in paragraph 5.
8. An individual can lose the right to drive on public roadways only
if he has been found, through the trial process, to be at fault in an
9. A slower-moving vehicle must, when the roadway attribute system
alerts it to an approaching faster-moving vehicle, speed up to an
equivalent speed (if legal and mechanically possible) or move into a
slower lane (if it is safe to do so).
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