As state and local governments scratch their heads and try to come up with a way to prevent wrong-way freeway crashes, I came up with my own unique idea. I actually thought about this back in October 1991 when a co-worker was killed by a wrong-way drunk driver with no headlights.
My idea: retractable spike strips. Those spring-loaded spike strips were used at drive-in movies to prevent cars from driving in through the exits. Each time a car tried to drive in going the wrong direction, severe tire damage would result, stopping the car immediately.
Those same spike strips could …