posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 01:45 AM
It's not always that simple. I'm a "slow" driver myself, I only drive the speed limit whenever possible. On some roads around here though doing so
makes you a road hazard, and in large cities this is even more true. It's more important to match the speed of traffic than to adhere to a limit when
there's a significant difference between the two.
I'm sorry, but that is simply not true. You drive to the limit, not what others on the road are doing, no two ways about it. For example, on my way to
work there is a nice stretch of straight road but it's a 30 limit owing to the built up area and a school - it changes to a 40 near the dual
carriageway roundabout further down - and you regularly get people speeding down there, but I will always drive to the limit and not over. If I get
someone bombing up behind me, that's their problem, not mine.
Using your logic, if everyone on the motorway was doing 100mph, you'd do the same - what if there was an accident or someone up ahead had to break
suddenly, especially considering that tailgaiting is such a popular pass time and amongst "experienced" drivers it is worse? You'd have no time to
react and plow right into someone doing a ton.
It does irk me people making excuses for poor driving - I've had to pay a fortune and pass an increasingly difficult set of tests to get a license yet
I see those who have been driving for years with the worst behaviour.
Do you leave your 2 second gap? I wonder if you do, considering you seem to think speeding is acceptable. That is far more important yet many drivers
(especially Merc or BMW drivers!) seem to ignore this and think it is not only acceptable to speed but to also go right up behind the poor sod in
front who is obeying the limit. If people do that to me, I'll shave a few mph off and go a little slower, usually makes them back off. Remember, it's
, not a target.
reply to post by Imagewerx
Quite. It has always baffled me why people get up in arms about speed camera's and the like - don't want to get a fine? Don't speed! Jeebus... Another
pet hate of mine is people moaning about "middle lane hogs" sitting doing 70mph.. What the bloody hell are you supposed to be doing if the inside lane
is full of trucks? My dad moans about them, as he bombs up the middle lane doing 80mph... Defies logic.
The sooner the insurance companies make EVERYONE
have a telemetry box in their car, the better and mark my words, it is only a matter of years
before they do.
edit on 4/11/13 by stumason because: (no reason given)