I don't know the "Who", but the "What" is pretty obvious. This elderly couple turned a little (a lot?) too sharply and rolled their car. They seemed to be taking it all in stride, however, and were quite happy to pose for the paparazzi.
I see by their license plate they're from California, known for, among other things, their trendy fashions. Always on fashion's cutting edge myself *, I wonder where I can get me some of those high-ridin' pants? I remember as a teenager we wore "hip huggers". I suppose this is one of those yin-yang things.
It might be legal, but it sure doesn't seem right: I heard yesterday that the authorities are considering taking a portion of Central Expressway, THE major north/south highway into downtown Dallas, and turning it into a toll road. How can you ask drivers to pay for the construction of a new road, then when it's finished, tell them they'll have to pay AGAIN to drive on it?
The cost to drive on our Dallas area toll roads adds up quickly. I calculate I spend well over $1000 a year in tolltag charges. If you can't afford the tolls, for example, that means you can't drive on the road you paid to build. You subsidized building a road for those who are affluent enough to pay tolls. How is that fair?
This is one of those unintended consequences of mandating better gas mileage for cars. Today we have more people driving more cars, necessitating more roads and more road maintenance, yet using less fuel. And the funds to pay for new roads and their upkeep are paid for by the tax on each gallon of gas sold at the pump.
That's why there are so many new toll roads being built, at least here in my area. The conservative political mantra today is "cut taxes" when we don't even have enough gas tax revenue as it is to keep up with our current growth, much less the funds to maintain anything.
We're gonna pay for it one way or another, either in higher gas taxes or more tolls. There's no free lunch, and there's no free ride, either. I guess the Tea Party-types have their heads so far up their asses they can't see that. Sheesh!