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Why speeders speed?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Pawcatch@aol.co, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. First off, I'm not talking about going with the flow of traffic, but speeding when driving when there's no traffic.

    Why do it?

    Granted, the penalties aren't even a slap on the wrist, but why lose the money to save a couple minutes?
     
  2. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

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    Because they can.


    No, this is not a flippant answer, it is the reason.
     


  3. WT

    WT Millennium Member

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    To get between two points quickly?
     
  4. With traffic lights and laws , do you really get there faster?
     
  5. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

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    That's the difference between perception and reality.
     
  6. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    [ame]https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RvV3nn_de2k[/ame]
     
  7. snerd

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    Hell no we won't go!! Screw da man!! I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!! All we are saying, is give peace a chance! I'd like to buy the world a Coke...............
     
  8. Make speeders attend classes and you'll see a decrease in speeding.
     
  9. F106 Fan

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    Mostly I speed on two lane country roads where the speed limit is 55 MPH and the road goes on for miles. I can't stay awake at that speed. Anything under 75 or so is just plain boring. Nap inducing...

    There are speeds that 'feel' right whether they agree with a metallic sign or not.

    Richard
     
  10. Dave514

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    If there is no traffic I tend to go what's comfortable. Sometimes that is over the limit. Sometimes it's under the limit with rain or narrow curvy roads.

    In traffic I go with the flow.
     
  11. itisbruno

    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

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    Because I do not want an oppressive government limiting me


    :fist:


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  12. Ok, I can't less than0.08
    Can I drive drunk then?
     
  13. F106 Fan

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    I prefer to think of speed limits as 'guidelines'. Mere 'suggestions', if you will.

    And, yes, I get to take refresher driving courses every so often to clean up my driving record. It keeps me current...

    Richard
     
  14. F106 Fan

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    Everybody makes their own choices in life. Just don't whine when you pay for them. I can't stand whiners...

    Richard
     
  15. But most speeders think they're above people who qualify for DUI.
     
  16. Z71bill

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    I use to drive 125 miles to visit my daughter -

    If I drove the speed limit it would take 2 hours

    If drove 10-15 over it took 1 hour 45 minutes.

    It was just not worth it to gain 15 minutes.

    On a longer trip I have a tendency to push it a little more where I can - but rarely go over 80 MPH.
     
  17. F106 Fan

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    I have no idea what ^^^ means...

    In my view, a little excess speed is no big deal. It depends on the time and place. A deuce is likely to kill someone, anytime and anywhere. In my view there is a HUGE difference.

    Drunk drivers belong in prison where they can't hurt anybody. By the time they get out, they won't be able to even sit in a car.

    But 70 in a 55 where the road is long, straight and empty? Who's the victim?

    Richard
     
  18. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Some roads are more fun to speed down than others. Love me some tight twisties.
     
  19. TK-421

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    And I'm sure most people who qualify for DUI don't think they're that drunk, or a danger to themselves and others. Just because they think they are, doesn't mean they're right.

    Doesn't matter whether you think you're in the right or not, speeding is illegal, and you can get in trouble for it. It all depends on weighing the risk with the reward and deciding for yourself if you want to do it or not.