How many miles an hour can you exceed the speed limit and not get caught?
Let’s be honest, how many of you REALLY pay attention to the speed limit? Let’s see a show of hands, hmmmmm, there are WAY too many hands up to be truthful. Yes, I KNOW that I cannot ACTUALLY see your hands up, but, I know that almost everyone when asked, would say they are “good” citizens.
Here’s the thing, the truth is:
“Transportation Research Part F (subscription), found 21 percent of drivers think it’s perfectly safe to exceed the speed limit by 5 mph. Forty-three percent saw no risk in going 10 mph over, and 36 percent say there’s no harm driving 20 mph over the speed limit.”
When I drive, which is seldom, I usually go around 5 mph over the speed limit. I have been stopped several times and I must say, (Pats self on the back), I have NEVER been issued a ticket. What’s my secret, well, for one, I’m a woman, and two, I cry a lot. It works, try it. Of course, if you are a man, that approach may not be quite as effective.
My point is to all you Pinnocchios out there, almost everyone speeds. My next question is why? The answer is, if you’re being honest, the limits that the Feds and States set is TOO DAMNED LOW.
The 55 mph speed limit was set for Political reasons back in the 70’s when gasoline prices were exceptionally high, NOT for safety reasons. That explains why when I was going 60 mph, people were passing me left and right as if there were a race going on.
The important thing to remember is this…Drive carefully, if you must speed, (And who doesn’t), do it responsibly. Get a Radar detector, and make sure that your neck can turn 360 degrees to watch for cops. Bottom line…If you DO get caught, tear up, oh go ahead, who knows, it might work.