- Apr 2, 2007
- No, sleep, till, BROOKLYN
- 11 Xterra Pro-4x, 12 'stang GT
Actually I did not give a quantity of speed limits. I do think that speed limits (all speed limits) are only there for revenue generation.You didn't, but prizrak did.
Few examples, NJ Turnpike 55-65 (variable speed limit) no one ever goes below 80. The road is 7 lanes in each direction 4 lanes for cars only and 3 lanes for mixed traffic.
In the city the speed limit is 30. Most people do 20-25 on residential streets and 40-45 on major roads (two-three lanes but with traffic lights).
Point is that people drive at the speed their comfortable with be it over or under the limit. I have seen plenty people go 60+ on residential roads while running red lights and stop signs and plenty of people going 40-45 on roads with a 55-60 limits in the left lane at that.
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.
My apologies, had to vent. This "speedlimits are stupid" talk just makes me mad. Just stick to them (within reason, not by the figure), it won't kill you. And the few minutes you safe by not doing so (given you save time at all) won't make you a millionaire either.
The reason is revenue generation. And yes I absolutely ignore every single law that I do not agree with.
There are millions of laws on the books that you break every single day that you are not aware of, but they make no sense so they are not enforced. As an example I read about a law in VA (IIRC) that says that a woman is not allowed to drive unless there is a man with a lantern in front of the car warning people of it. There is a huge number of examples of such laws in all countries. Mind you I'm talking about laws that are on the books but not enforced not ones that have been taken off the books.