it is the easiest cause to determine. Everyones speeds, everyone.
Municipalities use speed limits as a money making tool now.
We have this road, Garden State Parkway, 65mph. They made a research and found out which stretch is the busiest one and dropped speed limit there to 50mph. Or they created this thing called a safety corridor, every moving violation fine is doubled there. Some roads are nice, no schools or houses around and yet they dropped speed limits to like 35mph, what do you think, cop is sitting 1 mile into the zone. I saw a mailman getting a ticket there once
All that speeding kills’ rhetoric is BS. Stupid and inappropriate driving kills.
If they want to get real about safety, proper driver education is the way to go, as what they have in Germany, I believe. I was thinking about it on my ride into work today. Saw a few drivers scared stiff behind the wheel, white knuckles, etc, for no reason, just terrified of driving. The problem - to get a license al they need is to learn a set of traffic rules and to be able to demonstrate how to operate a vehicle to some extent that seems ok. The authorities believe that proper and advanced driver training will create overconfident people that will take chances. Have you ever heard such a load of crap?
So instead they dumb riders down, tell them that if they learn and stick to a set of road rules without thinking, they should be ok. So the whole system of is slanted and designed to work around people that have basically no driving skills. If you think about it, now wonder the speed limits are so low, they almost have to be due to the amount of undedicated & un-proficient drivers that are given a license.
Almost every time I hit the hills, I come across another piece of road that speed limit has been dropped. Bloody crazy.
Then we end up with this, all in the name of wanting to chase down a speeding car:
Motorcyclist killed in police collision named | Stuff.co.nz
The authorities' obsession with speeding is really getting over the top.