PsychoLaurie: Having commuted on I-80 for several years between central Nebraska and Denver, I'm getting a kick out of these responses ... We often averaged well over 85mph as I-80 is just straight and flat. Now living on an island where the top speed is maybe 60mph in very short bursts, I was so excited to drive I-80 again last summer and open up the road./My CSS story: One time when I was in college, my dad brought my Grandma out for a recital of mine. On the way to Nebraska, Grandma asked my dad if they could go any faster, to which he said, "Mom, I'm already doing 105mph. How much faster do you want me to go??"//Yes, dad gets a few speeding tickets, but always fights the tickets in court and generally wins.
lack of warmth: ausfahrk: Where I live, nearly everyone drives 5-10 miles over the speed limit, but normal, not like maniacs.Usually only a problem when you get the idiot drivers willing to race everyone and run up hard behind slower or stopped traffic before braking.I was driving home from work one night, going only 30-35 in a 40 because the roads were slick ice when I watched an idiot hit two cars. I was only going that fast because I had the lane to myself and had the lights timed, so I didn't have to worry about stopping. A young idiot in the left lane got pissed because I passed him while he sat trying to take off when he got a green. So he raced ahead, only to not be able to stop and slammed into two cars waiting for the next light to change. As he realized he was then in trouble, I was easily going around the wreck and going on home. Speed is relative, what you do with it, is what decides your next moment.
thurstonxhowell: MagSeven: From my last visit to the DC/Virginia area last year, everyone drives like a maniac at goes at least 10 over, everywhere.There are places where most people don't go 10 over?
ausfahrk: Where I live, nearly everyone drives 5-10 miles over the speed limit, but normal, not like maniacs.
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