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(ABC News)   Higher speed limit raises risk of death for women and elderly, but not younger men   ( abcnews.go.com) divider line
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2003-06-05 03:14:01 PM  
Maybe women and the elderly will wise up and stay off the roads?
2003-06-05 03:23:25 PM  
I think the problem is women and the elderly need to learn to drive.
2003-06-05 03:33:28 PM  
I though old people drove so slow because their booster seat didn't allow them to reach the pedals??? Also, putting your lipstick on in the rear view mirror at 75mph = dead girl with lipstick lodged in the back of her skull.
2003-06-05 03:38:42 PM  
Jeez, why can't women and elderly be more like younger men?
2003-06-05 03:59:01 PM  
Accidents aren't caused by speed, they're caused by differences in speed.

Yet another study shows it to be true.

(At least that's what the state trooper friend told me once.)
2003-06-05 04:26:33 PM  
All accidents are caused either by differences in speed or differences in direction of travel.
2003-06-05 06:03:24 PM  
. . . or Firestone tires, if you drive a Ford.
2003-06-05 06:28:31 PM  
But where did asian drivers rank?

/waits for someone to call him a racist
2003-06-05 06:28:38 PM  
...or small mammals in your underwear.
2003-06-05 06:28:50 PM  
. . . or idiots. Let's not forget them.
2003-06-05 06:29:49 PM  
People, people, those are one and the same, duh!

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2003-06-05 06:30:23 PM  
Um cause we drive that fast anyway...not going to INCREASE anything when our speed is constant...
2003-06-05 06:30:59 PM  
And TelimTor, you're a whore.
Sorry for rhyming.
2003-06-05 06:31:45 PM  
ok....so the obvious solution is to not give licenses to women and elderly drivers...? haha
2003-06-05 06:32:41 PM  
hey hey hey hey hey....

no women bashing...
2003-06-05 06:33:08 PM  
In this case, I say we raise the speed limit to 300 mph.
2003-06-05 06:33:49 PM  
women should not be allowed to drive...

...because they can't !
2003-06-05 06:33:58 PM  
Sinatra:Jeez, why can't women and elderly be more like younger men?

I am fully opposed to anything that makes women more like men.
2003-06-05 06:34:50 PM  
Autobahn ROCKS!
2003-06-05 06:35:33 PM  
06-05-03 06:28:31 PM Hello_Kthullu

But where did asian drivers rank?

/waits for someone to call him a racist

Asians drive fine...its those punks that drive asian cars with stuff in it worth 3x the value of the car...and those crazy asian guys that ride on motorcycles and big guns...because i seem them everyday and they try to take my lunch money but i tell them fo shizzle my nizzle, and they go fo bizzle my fizzle? and i say ma mizzle my kizzle...they they respond to tizzle kinkizzle...and i res...
2003-06-05 06:35:58 PM  
I would agree with you for the most part, Zaph-0. A few ex-girlfriends of mine used to scare the fark out of me when I was in the car with them when they were driving. Needless to say, I didn't let them drive too often when we went out. :P
2003-06-05 06:36:29 PM  
Speed doesn't kill. Stupid drivers kill. Especially the stupid drivers who cruise in the left lane, don't use lights in the rain, and fail to use turn signals.
2003-06-05 06:36:43 PM  
But what about elderly women?
2003-06-05 06:37:01 PM  
I want to see the study that proves the most dangerous item on our roads are Soccer Moms.
2003-06-05 06:37:25 PM  
My husband has so many dents and scrapes on his truck that it looks like he drove it in the demolition derby. He is a young man. On the other hand, my car is pristine - and I am a woman. I know he rearended someone while looking at some girl's butt at least once, so how does that make young men better drivers?
2003-06-05 06:37:51 PM  
OOOOOOOOOOOH yeah the turn signal thing...

2003-06-05 06:37:55 PM  
GIS for "woman driver"
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2003-06-05 06:38:50 PM  
"When you set (the speed limit) at an appropriate level, you have a higher compliance with the speed limit

Well duh.

, less weaving in and out of traffic ... a safer driving environment," Skrum said.

Bollocks. It doesn't matter how high you raise the speed limit, you'll still have people weaving in and out of traffic because some numbnuts will still insist on doing 50mph in the overtaking lane.

Ramming people from behind (oo-er missus) who are driving in the overtaking lane at less than 5 mph below the maximum speed limit should be made legal.

In fact, it should be made mandatory.
2003-06-05 06:39:09 PM  
can't use your turn signals in So Cal... too many competitive people driving who take offense to your intention to get in front of them.
2003-06-05 06:39:17 PM  
why can't helen keller drive a car?

because she is a woman

2003-06-05 06:39:43 PM  
Asians drive fine...its those punks that drive asian cars with stuff in it worth 3x the value of the car...

Actually, those are the ones that drive decent (by decent I mean at least they do the speed limit). The asian elderly are the ones that piss me off.
2003-06-05 06:40:43 PM  
Is this true in Germany on the Autobahn? or in Egypt on the Autostradd?
Germans and Egyptians have things well put together than us here.
No wondor G.W. is spending time in Egypt. He just wants to drive somewhere where he can drive with the same speed of flying his private jet, and no one would say " Hey, the president is overspeeding, and getting away with it, because he is the president. Damn those Republicans and their current administration, they think they own everything now. Even the roads"
2003-06-05 06:40:47 PM  
it's those big ass boats octogenarians like to drive that gets them in trouble....

as i've said before in previous post:
i got into fender bender w/ old guy who was avoiding a puddle so his Caddy wouldn't get dirrrty. he now has a mailbox full of gay porn, ezcema literature, tons of mail order figurines, 10 dvd's for a penny, 20 cd's for a penny... get the point?
2003-06-05 06:40:59 PM  
The problem by and large is not speed so much as it is by people not knowing how to drive.

People should drive at Speed (that is speed with a capital S, Speed could be 10 mph or 0 mph or even 100 mph ... Speed is a composite of several factors - conditions on the road, abilities of the driver, capabilities of the car, and the behaviours of the other drivers on the road.

If people would drive at their Speed and bow to drivers with superior Speeds, road rage would drop and the roads would be safer.

Speed limits and drivers who do not know how to drive add more artiface to an organic system which makes it work poorly.

Of course, a Speed-Based System would require EDUCATED drivers and work only as well as the stupidest drivers - ergo, it wouldn't work in a place such as America (or, not to flamebait TOO much, just about anywhere else in the world).
2003-06-05 06:41:51 PM  
"The conventional view is often that speed kills. But some people ... would argue that the variance of speed kills," Dee said Wednesday.
I remember driving on 101 in by Palo Alto when it raining pretty hard. Its a 65 zone and I was in the middle lane doing about 60 because visability sucked. The slow lane was doing like 45 and the fast lane was doing around 75+. It was a very surreal experience in speed differential. And, you guessed it, everyone was going the wrong speed except for me;-)
2003-06-05 06:41:56 PM  

Ohhhh, yes. The soccer moms. Driving enormous SUVs, one hand on the latte, the other holding the cell phone, driving with their knees and inevitably swerving into your lane. And then they glare at you when you try to get around them. Dumb bizzatches.
2003-06-05 06:42:38 PM  
I've noticed that young men are more observant and faster than women and the elderly. That's what enables them to run out of my path even though I sped up.
2003-06-05 06:43:11 PM  
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2003-06-05 06:43:45 PM  
Hello_Kthullu- Man, I thought it was just me. I've noticed this too. Not across the board, but in general, asian women especially, CANNOT DRIVE FOR shiat!

Why is that? It seems they are too timid to drive effectively. Or maybe too preoccupied? I don't know, but I do know that time and again, when I see someone totally farking up on the road, it is an asian woman! I don't understand!
2003-06-05 06:43:50 PM  
The elderly really need to get tested more often when it comes to renewing their drivers license. Way too many of them get their license renewed and they can barely even see.

An example :an old neighbor of mine was in his early 70s. His eyesight was horrible. This guy could barely see things 2 feet in front of him. Each time I talked to him, he wasn't sure who I was until I stood practically right next to him. He even said he couldn't see me if I was a few feet away from him.

Yet this nearly blind old man somehow could continue driving legally and renew his license. Watching him drive down the road was hilarious, he used to near hit every that was parked on the side of the road.
2003-06-05 06:43:55 PM  
really bad things have happened in the world since women got the right to vote.
2003-06-05 06:44:02 PM  
"Course maybe the visibility just sucked because I was missing an "i."
Must read comment before submitting...
2003-06-05 06:45:00 PM  
near hit every car*

Someone remind me to proof read before posting please.
2003-06-05 06:46:09 PM  
PS. Ban idiots who link to sites with spyware galore! Please!!!!!
2003-06-05 06:46:48 PM  
Yeah, just compare the the number of traffic accidents a year before suffrage and after;-)
2003-06-05 06:46:58 PM  
While states that raised their speed limits experienced no increase in the overall number of traffic-related deaths, fatalities per 100,000 people rose 10 percent for women and 13 percent for the elderly, researchers found.

Golden girls just wanna have fun.

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2003-06-05 06:47:01 PM  
Too true. In SoCal, my only pleasant times to drive are between 8:00pm and 5:00am.
2003-06-05 06:48:20 PM  
move ur *ss!!! old geek and biatch
2003-06-05 06:49:29 PM  
06-05-03 06:35:33 PM Cardina16

Asians drive fine...

LOL! Thats a joke, right?
2003-06-05 06:50:52 PM  
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