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  1. #1
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    Default Interesting facts on speeders and speeding.


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    That's the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety website, so naturally their articles are going to be biased, and the one you posted clearly is. These are the groups that put the "Speed Kills" propaganda all over the place and lobby for RD bans and increased speed enforcement, not entirely for safety reasons, but to increase insurance company revenues due to surcharges given to those who get tickets.

    They seem to say that speeding is unsafe no matter what, which in real life isn't true. They argue against using 85th percentile speed as a basis for setting speed limits, and they advocate different speed limits for cars and trucks on highways (a great way to increase congestion and accidents, due to speed differences).

    Some things they say are true, to a point. You're more likely to die in a collision at 75 mph than at 55, but if everyone is going 75, you're less likely to get into a crash than if some are going 55 and some 75, etc.

    I could go on and on and on, but I'll stop here...
    If I'm passing you on the right, YOU are in the wrong lane!

    If speed kills, how come I'm still alive?

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  3. #3
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    The "Speed Kills" campaing is so 10 years ago.
    You know the new slogan now is "Aggressive Driving". Now every violation is being grouped into aggressive driving even if you are the only car on the road.

  4. #4
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    5. What was the effect of the national maximum speed limit? The National Research Council attributed 4,000 fewer fatalities to the decreased speeds in 1974, compared with 1973, and estimated that returning the speed limit on rural portions of the interstate highway system to pre-1974 levels would result in 500 more fatalities annually, a 20-25 percent increase on these highways.8
    You know WHY there were fewer fatalities in '74? NOBODY WAS DRIVING BECAUSE THERE WAS NO GASOLINE!



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