Originally Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2011
Today I would like to talk about speeders.
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The other day I was driving with my Mom-in-law and we were talking about speeding. We were on Interstate 95 where the speed limit was 65 MPH and I was going almost 70 MPH. But the amazing thing is that I was the slowest one on that stretch of road! This of course started a debate between the two of us about what is the correct speed on that stretch of highway. A speed limit sign came to view and it had 65 MPH with a minimum speed of 40 MPH on the bottom.
Then as we drove a bit farther we came up to a slower car. Now this car was probably going about 55 MPH or so, but for the traffic around it, it was REALLY slow. It was also in the MIDDLE lane. People were ‘swerving’ around it and it was causing some MAJOR problems. Now, I know that I do speed, and I know that I am in the wrong, however, it is really hard to go even the speed limit when the people around you are going 15+ MPH over the speed limit.
When I was growing up my father told me that most people thought their cars were their own ‘protection bubble’ and for some reason that has stuck with me. I totally understand that cars are VERY fragile and that although they are SOME protection, they also are the cause of some problems.
I see some of these people weaving in and out of traffic and wonder what that extra 2 seconds will mean to them. Speeding is just one of the problems we have on the road today. There are so many times that I am surprised at cars that get within a foot or so of the car in front of them at 75 MPH! Just a ‘bump’ in the road can cause an accident at that speed and proximity.
As I see it there are 5 major types of drivers on the interstate – and most everywhere else!
- Slow Pokes
- Straight Lane’rs (those that NEVER change lanes)
What type of driver are you??
I thought I would feature barbjeanpat
and this great afghan pattern today. I just love this speed buggy! This Mother of 5 and Grandmother of 5 has a great talent. These graphs can be used for many different mediums and are just wonderful. Please look at her shop to find more pattern and graphs!
As you move around today remember that LIFE already moves at lightening speed; do you need to make your car move that fast too!! ~KM