Sat. Oct 1st, 2022

In The FTC Federal Trade Commission Budget Request and Overview Fiscal Year 2007 they have a new plan of attack, now they plan on setting up a website to engage consumers and educate them into being smarter online and not being duped into giving out personal information, opening malicious files or setting themselves up for identity theft. In their 2007 FY Budget Request they listed The “OnGuard Online” Consumer Education Campaign stating that:

“The FTC, its law enforcement and nonprofit sector partners, and leading private technology companies launched the ground-breaking “On Guard Online” consumer education campaign to give consumers a one. stop resource for up-to-date and comprehensive tools and information about protecting themselves in the online marketplace.”

Perhaps this is a new and improved method to rules and regulations as it makes the consumer responsible for their own actions and placing a little bit of “buyer beware” into the mix rather than trying to regulate morality for the most ignorant amongst the masses. Such an approach is worthy yet, as the FTC asks Congress for more money one has to ask; how much does it really cost to set up and maintain a website to help educate consumers? Not much and therefore we should not grant the FTC much of our taxpayers monies. Consider this in 2006.

Parking lot videos concentrate on blind spots, starting and stopping, turning, doing a figure 8, targeting, void zones, backing, parking, and lane changes.

Neighborhood videos show the viewer methods to identify types of intersections, learning the point of no return, turnabouts, and yielding.

Light traffic videos provide details about the 1, 2, and 3 Count, the path of least resistance, and 3-second following distance etc.

Rural driving videos helps to deal with limited view, blind areas, straightening curves, hills, crests, and the use of improved shoulders for entering and exiting rural highways.

Freeway driving videos shows entering, exiting, pacing, speed control, creating and maintaining space, and passing the signal. Heavy traffic video provides all the details relating to targeting ahead, spacing, and patience.

Road testing videos are useful for preparing for administering road tests, cooperative evaluation for accurate assessment to create awareness of areas that need improvement, as well as periodic retesting.

Some trainers also provide videos addressing ABS brakes (anti-lock brake system) and a video dealing with drinking and driving.

These videos are products of research and expert knowledge provided by some of the nation’s leading safety organizations, including the National Safety Council and the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

By rahul