If no one tearing south down Highway 288 ever had a speeding citation handed to them, odd are the perils of driving that stretch of road would be even worse than they are now. Why would anyone bother tapping the brakes, avoid tailgating or keep their middle fingers to themselves if reckless driving and speeding carried no consequences?
The same argument can me made with the statewide executive order issued more than a month ago by Gov. Greg Abbott mandating people wear face coverings in certain public situations. Without any inclination to enforce the order and levy some form of punishment against violators, the legal requirement amounts to little more than a suggestion.