Sometimes when people try to be "polite" it's just completely counter productive. Sometimes, being selfish gets both you and the other drivers home faster.
If people could just follow the rules.. But no.
In my opinion, everybody should have to take a new driving test every 5 years - just to make sure they've not turned into idiot since last time.
I think the problem is less to do with being polite and more to do with the right place and the right time. Letting someone take a parking spot is fine. Allowing a little more time for an old lady to take off from a red light before honking at her is OK as well.
I think most of the time people don't realize that most traffic laws (aside from speed limits) are there for a reason.
Right, all speed limits are donkeyballs. So let's just ignore them and drive as fast as we want, shall we? And while we're at it, why not ignore other laws we don't like as well, and ignore them, too, huh? Let's make our own laws. After all, we live in free countries, right?
You didn't, but prizrak did.I never said "all" speed limits.
Yes, you are correct, there likely is no reason to have such speed limits on these roads. But they are there. If you deem that to be wrong, write to your local authorities. Breaking the limits is no solution, just like ignoring every other law you don't accept for whatever reason is no solution. And don't whine when you get caught, since you were aware of the local speed limit. You choose to break it, you live with it.In fact I quite explicitly said "Interstate speed limit" which restricts it to a very select set of roads in a single country. There is absolutely zero reason for a blanket 65mph "speed limit" on a road where the 80th percentile speed is 75-80 during the day and 90+ at night.
Yes, you are correct, there likely is no reason to have such speed limits on these roads. But they are there. If you deem that to be wrong, write to your local authorities.
My apologies, had to vent. This "speedlimits are stupid" talk just makes me mad.
And the few minutes you safe by not doing so (given you save time at all) won't make you a millionaire either.