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Posted: 07/18/21 08:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Totally agree. I believe that people drive at their comfort level regardless of conditions. Of course there are those that are either in a hurry for whatever reason as well as those who are nervous driving anywhere near the posted limits. And there are those who are oblivious to adverse conditions due to weather or heavy traffic. IMO, speeds on freeways should be enforced at + or - 10 whatever the limit is. Keep the +10 on secondary highways and go with - 20 to accommodate those not comfortable at higher freeway speeds. No stats, but I believe that the consequences of driving 20 under can be more serious than driving 20 over.

For me, I tend to drive 10 over with truck only and 10 under when pulling my trailer.

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If you don't believe speed kills just look at the pileups with 40-50 cars. Those who are driving the limit are not the problem the speeder is the problem.

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I find highways in the west with 75 to 80 mph speed limits don't have a lot of "speeding" going on.

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Groover wrote:

One of the main issues with using Tesla self driving is that it won't let me keep up with traffic in many places. I can't blame manufacturers for not allowing people to use their programs to break the law since they could be held liable.


I can set my cruise control in my vehicles at any speed I desire, not limited to speed limit. what makes me mad is that I can not adjust the gps to allow a couple of MPH over the limit before going to red.
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bgum wrote:

If you don't believe speed kills just look at the pileups with 40-50 cars. Those who are driving the limit are not the problem the speeder is the problem.


That isn’t speed, it is poor following distance and drivers not looking far enough ahead!
I try to look at least a 1/4 mile ahead if not further.


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bgum wrote:

If you don't believe speed kills just look at the pileups with 40-50 cars. Those who are driving the limit are not the problem the speeder is the problem.


IIRC most of those situations were caused by ice/fog/or some other "outlier". not necessarily breaking the speed limit.
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AFAIC, the speed limit signs are merely suggestions. [emoticon] Especially on my sport bike. Many drivers don't have the ability to drive safely at any speed.


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Bumpyroad wrote:

bgum wrote:

If you don't believe speed kills just look at the pileups with 40-50 cars. Those who are driving the limit are not the problem the speeder is the problem.


IIRC most of those situations were caused by ice/fog/or some other "outlier". not necessarily breaking the speed limit.
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Well once again, driving too fast for conditions! Not looking far enough down the road, just stupid drivers!

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Love the “I H8 Speeders” threads!
I agree there are many unqualified and dumb drivers out there. Doesn’t take much of an Iq to get a drivers license. It’s more like a right than a privilege. So to take everything down to the least common denominator, speed limits should probably be lower than they already are. But, regardless, I’ll speed when I want to.
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I was taught in drivers ed to pick a landmark next to the vehicle ahead of you and count "one thousand one, one thousand two". Now you should be at that landmark. Any less than two seconds you are following too close. This applies at any speed.


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