Why would you be an idiot it you stayed in the right lane and didn't get in anyones way and got to your destination at the same time they did, using less gas and spending less money.
Anybody who sticks to the legal speed limit should be ticketed?
Now there's logic for you..
Do you drive a Volvo?
nimh wrote:There are reasonable grounds to ague that it's the speed differential itself that causes a consequential percentage of multi-car accidents and not the absolute speed per se, and in fact some countries are listening to this idea. Accident stats and posted speed limits aside however, I don't see much energy conservation on the streets of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.Speed differences are what cause most problems.
Quote:http://www.ibiblio.org/rdu/sl-irrel.htmlThe primary conclusion of this research is that the majority of motorist on the nonlimited access rural and urban highways examined in this study did not decrease or increase their speed as a result of either lowering or raising the posted speed limit by 4, 10, or 15 mi/h (8, 16, or 24 km/h). In other words, this nationwide study confirms the results of numerous other observational studies which found that the majority or motorist do not alter their speed to conform to speed limits they perceive as unreasonable for prevailing conditions.
The data clearly show that lowering posted speed limits did not reduce vehicle speeds or accidents. Also, lowering speed limits well below the 86th percentile speed did not increase speeds and accidents. Conversely, raising the posted speed limits did not increase speeds and accidents. The majority of motorist did not drive 5 to 10 mi/h (8 to 16 km/h) above the posted speed limit when speed limits were raised, nor did they reduce their speed by 5 or 10 mi/h (8 to 16 km/h) when speed limits were lowered.
Because there were few changes in the speed distribution, it is not surprising that the overall effects of speed limit changes on accidents were minor. It is interesting to note that compliance decreased when speed limits were lowered and accidents tended to increase. Conversely, when compliance improved after speed limits are raised, accidents tended to decrease.
Based on the sites examined in 22 States, it is apparent that the majority of highway agencies set speed limits below the average speed of traffic as opposed to setting limits in the upper region of the minimum accident risk band or about 85th percentile speed. This practice means that more than one-half of the motorist are in technical violation of the speed limits laws.
But do you fire your NRA-sanctioned automatic weapons at slow drivers? That makes you a real American.
That is the best arguement I have ever heard in my life.
Texas law says "slower traffic keep right," so impeding faster lanes breaks the law.