Looks like today’s my day to post driving-related threads.
In this thread, I posted about draconian DUI laws.
The subject of speeding promptly came up.
I consider speeding to be an issue, but not one that’s equivalent to driving drunk.
And it’s an issue because I think that neither speeding (driving over the posted speed limit) nor speed (driving what some consider fast) in and of themselves cause accidents, fatal or otherwise.
People who can drive well at faster speeds should be able to do so.
[ul][li]I believe that to safely drive at any speed, you need training and experience. Some people simply don’t have the training and experience to drive as fast as they like.[/li][li]I believe that your car must be in proper condition for you to drive as fast as you like. That means the usual maintenance, as well as things that are more strongly affected by faster speeds, like tires.[/li][/ul]
There are several organizations trying to get the message out about unreasonable speed limits. Take a look if you like:
[ul][li]Reasonable Drivers Unanimous[/li][li]National Motorists Association[/li][li]National Coalition for the Abolition of Speed Limits (Yes, I know that will never happen.)[/li][li]An article from Car and Driver magazine about how the statistics on speeding are collected[/li][/ul]
Do you think that exceeding the posted speed limit is inherently dangerous? If so, why?
Do you disinguish between speeding in residential areas and speeding on highways? If not, why not?
Also, do you agree or disagree that some people, via experience and ability of vehicle, can drive faster more safely than other people?