Today there was a New York Times article called "No Respect for Speed Limits" that reflects a lot about how I have been feeling lately. After reading "Generation Me," I realized how selfish speeding actually is. Why do you speed? "Because I want to get there faster." Note the "I." But don't you endanger not only yourself, but others? "No, I just want to get there faster. Me, me, me. Speeding isn't dangerous." Seriously. Going from 60 miles per hour to 70 miles per hour for a 10 mile drive only saves 1 minute. That's it. Mathematically, it really doesn't save a lot of time, and it isn't worth the risk. Speeding causes accidents. Period. Let's all slow down for a change! I don't speed, and I don't understand people speeding down IH35 when there are cops out every day. I know I'm certainly not perfect, but going the speed limit isn't that hard. I know I'm not the most important person on the road, and I have no right to endanger the lives of other drivers. And that's my rant. Thanks for listening.
  • And driving under 60 MPH significantly decreased the amount of gas you use!! Save money, save the environment, be safer, it all sounds good to me!