How do you feel about speed limits? Do we need them everywhere, in just some places, or not at all? I think that speed limits are crucial in saving lives and it prevents fueling the fire to an already impulsive society...
And I'm curious, do you speed past the limit and how much?
Personally, I only believe that there should be speed limits in some places.
As for driving over the speed limit, almost always, especially on the highway. Usually speed limits here are 65-70mph (105-113km/h); I drive 80-85mph (129-137km/h). Speeding is relatively safe on the highway, as long as you know what you're doing. In the city, though, that's just asking to get caught.
That said, I probably am the last person to offer my opinion about driving, seeing as I'm too lazy to even go to the DMV to get my license, so any driving I do--speeding or no--is illegal.
I think there should be a speed limit everywhere. On the highway, though, the speed limit should, I think, be raised slightly.
I agree with Jeffro, limits on speed are very important - particularly on city streets and urban expressways. Rural limited access highways could stand to be a little lax on speed limits though.
7th December 2003
Speed-limits seem like a good idea to me. I like my Autobahn that allows me to travel at light-speed just like every other German, but whenever I see someone exaggerting and putting the life of others at risk I think that maybe it's not really worth it.
Speed limits should be everywhere, even though the highways should allow higher speeds around here.
These limits are crucial for safety, mostly that of other people, cyclists, pedestrians and other cars. If there were no limits traffic would become a lot more dangerous, not just on surface streets, but also on the highway. Mr BMW will want to go 200 kph while mrs Fiat Panda is more comfortable cruising around 100, witch such differences in speed our limited reaction speeds become a increasing liability.
I didn't make it!
Speed limits should only be in some locations, like city streets and curvy rural roads. On many highways the road can be relatively straight a hundred miles, we don't need a speed limit there. However, I also believe that the process to get a Driver's License should be much more difficult, and it should be easier to lose it if one violate the driving laws. I got my license the day I turned 16. I had never driven a car before in my life. I played a lot of Grand Turismo. I went to the DMV and guessed. We made one circle around the parking lot, and I had a license.
That being said I speed all the time. Everywhere. City streets, rural roads, highways, it doesn't matter. I like to go fast.
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26th July 2005
Hit a child at 40 mph and there is a 80% chance you will kill them. Hit a child at 30 mph and there is a 80% chance they will live. Crash you car at 70 mph on the motorway and there is a 80% chance you will live. Crash your car at 100 mph on the motorway and there is a 70% chance you will die. The maths are simple you work them out.
Ryette Get your license and stop placing other peoples lives at risk :moon:
I think that there should be speed limits on all city streets and freeways around towns and cities. The only place I would say to have a relaxed speed limit is on the highways that are pretty much in the middle of nowhere, where the only thing you see is flat land for miles. No one wants to go 65 down those roads, theres just no point. I would say to make the speed limit around 90-100 mph on highways like that.
Speed limits are good, for the most part, but in alot of places the limit is much too slow. If they were more realistic, motorists might be more apt to obey them. I mean, seriously, on a straight as an arrow, almost completely flat 5 lane superhighway with almost no traffic (we have a few of those in Texas), are you telling me that the fastest I can safely go is 60 mph? Ha! You usually have to be going 75 or so to stay with the flow of traffic, meaning that if you actually do go the speed limit you are posing a greater risk to other drivers than if you were to actually speed. On a day with no traffic, I've found myself topping 100 mph by accident. But, the road is at least 40-50 meters wide, and you can see up to about a mile ahead of you.
goody10;3824719Ryette Get your license and stop placing other peoples lives at risk :moon:
If she already knows how to drive, the difference here is between carrying a little plastic card or not. Getting a fancy piece of plastic isn't going to make someone a safer driver if they already know how to drive.