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Roads are for transportation and not for you to feel comfortable, amirite?

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People gotta get places bro. You can't walk everywhere. It's called the speed limit for a reason, and if someone needs to go a little slower to not cause accidents then would you not rather that than being stuck in traffic due to lanes being closed for accidents?

My truck can barely do 80 and definitely can't hold it going up a hill, as long as slower vehicles stay in the right lane I don't really see a problem with going a bit under.

@monsterallergies My truck can barely do 80 and definitely can't hold it going up a hill, as long as slower vehicles stay in the...

I should add that, ofc farm vehicles, trucks, busses construction vehicles etc are excluded.

dankXDs avatar dankXD Yeah You Are +1Reply
@dankXD I should add that, ofc farm vehicles, trucks, busses construction vehicles etc are excluded.

If all of those vehicles are already going slower in the right lane then what is the problem if other vehicles are doing the same? Assuming of course that they actually stay in the right lane.

Bf3247s avatar Bf3247 Yeah You Are +3Reply
@dankXD I should add that, ofc farm vehicles, trucks, busses construction vehicles etc are excluded.

I drive a pulsar (Sentra in america) it's a 2004 sedan. I can't crack 110km/hr and anything above 90km/hr guzzles fuel. I sit in the slow lane and go 90 in 100 zones. People get angry and all I can say is "pay for my fuel or go around me"

Obviously in one lane roads I'll push it but otherwise I'm going my speed.

@Mytokhondria What year? My old dodge neon would start shaking at 60 so I was always going under.

It's a 2013 Tacoma 4 cylinder, it runs great, but it's also a 4x4 with a camper shell and some camping gear in the bed which is a lot for it to push up a hill without reving the hell out of it

Balkany4Evers avatar Balkany4Ever Yeah You Are +3Reply

"we do not care"

I also do not care that you want to go fast.

What did we learn from that? You cannot solve a problem if you don't care. If you would care, you would understand that there are countless occurrences that might force you to slow down... Not to mention the speed limit is the upper limit, meaning anything below that is as acceptable in other circumstances.

Let me guessβ€”you're the driver screaming and frothing in the passing lane because you're behind someone who was actively passing another line of slower vehicles before you came roaring up behind them at Mach 7.

freq432s avatar freq432 Yeah You Are +4Reply

Mfer Ill stay my 70mph in the middle lane. You want people to get their licenses revoked?

Somebody is salty they were late to work today

Mcgee0s avatar Mcgee0 Yeah You Are +4Reply

"If you're not prepared to die, don't drive."

M'kay

Thank you for saying it, it's πŸ’― the truth

vcsandfecess avatar vcsandfeces Yeah You Are +4Reply

Question!
Does driving need to be dangerous?

This to me looks like a matter of people vs cars. And if a system puts driving efficiency over everything else, well yes. Driving will be fokking dangerous.

Dr-pens avatar Dr-pen Yeah You Are +4Reply
@bigdaddy69-4life Question! Does driving need to be dangerous? This to me looks like a matter of people vs cars. And if a...

Another often overlooked part of why driving is dangerous is because people often neglect maintenance of their cars. I work in a shop and it's terrifying the amount of people driving with bald tires worn brakes and broken or damaged suspension components. And where I live a service technician can only legally hold a car if the brakes are worn and need replacement

@bigdaddy69-4life Question! Does driving need to be dangerous? This to me looks like a matter of people vs cars. And if a...

exactly! driving is meant for transportation yes, but safety and security must still be prioritized

JoshByer2s avatar JoshByer2 Yeah You Are +3Reply

Do you understand what the word "limit" means? It doesn't mean "requirement".

@lazar94 Do you understand what the word "limit" means? It doesn't mean "requirement".

It means that no matter what you can't go over that speed but you may have to go slower depending on the conditions. Basically safe driving speed is what the police think is safe.

@lazar94 Do you understand what the word "limit" means? It doesn't mean "requirement".

The 55 speed limit in the northeast was lowered from the gas shortage in the 70s yo conserve fuel and was never raised back up. It's not all about safety.

I think that acquiring a drivers license is way too easy (in US). The only thing OP said that was correct is that driving is dangerous, and you need to constantly be vigilant. Too many people do not understand this, or don't care. Too many people lack situational awareness on the road, and it causes more accidents than should happen.

synthsexuals avatar synthsexual Yeah You Are +3Reply

Minimun speed limits also exist in lots of places. 90 in a 100 is not bad at all.

"People who drive under the speed limit are a no go" dude it's a speed LIMIT not a minimum. Your right the roads are there for us not for you but for us, all of us including those who don't want to speed. Don't make this into something it's not, it's not about "being afraid" or that they are "not self assured and can't be trusted" these are things angry children say about the world when they cant understand why people don't live the same way they do. I drive fast myself and I get annoyed from time to time by slower drivers but they have every right you and me are no more entitled to the road then them. The funny thing is they aren't the ones breaking laws and often leading to deaths people like us who speed are. There are minimum speeds and none of the ones you spoke of were examples of those so you obviously just mean anyone who doesn't speed or drive right at the limit. People who drive between the minimum and maximum are not dangerous hazards if anyone is it's us, we are not special the road is not ours get over yourself.

dankXDs avatar dankXD Yeah You Are +3Reply

Here's a fun fact. I drive a gps monitored truck for a living and my company is unmovable rigid on speed. Which means I'm literally not allowed to go above the speed limit EVER without getting cited. Yes that means on interstates, and on ramps, everywhere. Meaning if that sign says 65 I'm going 64 every time (1mph buffer is for me in case speed suddenly changes. I have a 5mph window for 2 mins to get back to normal speed)

This translates to a daily routine of being tailgated, flashed at with high beams, or honked at for doing the speed limit in the right lane, because people believe the flow of traffic is different then the number on the sign. Well guess what y'all? I'd LOVE to be going faster. I wish I could! But I'll actually be fired. So I'm driving this speed wether anyone likes it or not because I literally don't have a choice.

The problem with driving isn't slow or fast drivers, it's that everyone behaves as if their driving is the best out there, and anyone in their way or crossing their personal boundaries infuriates them. So next time that work van is going so slow it makes you wanna pull your hair out, just remember, he's probably not to thrilled either. Just be kind and understanding to other drivers and you'll be fine

Apartlavishnesss avatar Apartlavishness Yeah You Are +2Reply
@Apartlavishness Here's a fun fact. I drive a gps monitored truck for a living and my company is unmovable rigid on speed. Which...

Where I work the vehicle monitors also check for exessive braking, acceleration and cornering, so you have to plan ahead for every intersection and corner, and too bad of some angry driver cuts in front of you.

The speed limit is MAX speed limit. It doesn't say you MUST drive 100. It says you must drive LESS than 100.

And I don't know how it's in your country, but here, there actually is a lowest speed limit on highways. You must drive 80 - 130 km/h. On other roads it's max 90 outside of settlements, max 50 in settlements.

ambitiouscorners avatar ambitiouscorner Yeah You Are +2Reply
@ambitiouscorner The speed limit is MAX speed limit. It doesn't say you MUST drive 100. It says you must drive LESS than 100. And I...

Where I live the law is it's not ok to go under 5 miles the speed limit unless for safety reasons like ice roads or your on the interstate where the minimum is 40

Milkzeys avatar Milkzey Yeah You Are +3Reply

Speed limits are speed limits, not requirements. There are many circumstances why someone must drive slow, whether its fragile cargo, spare tire, mechanical issues. As much as you need to drive, those people need to drive. Just more context as to why people drive slower than usual.

The number one way to drive safer is to drive slower

@Suspiciousauthor The number one way to drive safer is to drive slower

Actually matching the speed of the cars around you is the safest, with any deviations from that speed increasing risk.

I don't remember where it was published but there was a pretty detailed study about this. It found that like 2mph over the limit was the safest speed.

mattyh2433s avatar mattyh2433 Yeah You Are +3Reply

The speed limit isn't the minimum speed, my guy

Slow drivers can create impatient drivers, which is another hazard on the road

If you are too scared to drive and think driving 90 in a 100 makes you more comfortable. Don't drive.

Please, tell us more about your uncontrollable road rage issues.

Bf3247s avatar Bf3247 Yeah You Are +2Reply

in Canada the speed you go at is the comfortable speed this how it's taught... there's a max and the minimum is what ever is safe based on road conditions, other drivers, and vehicle limits and it is 100% up to the driver

I agree. Regardless of speed, regardless of anything else, if operating a car is scary for you, you are now a risk to everyone else on the road. You are scared, and you also putting everyone around you at risk. That's selfish.

Cheytuflyas avatar Cheytuflya Yeah You Are +2Reply

Damn homie maybe YOU shouldn't be driving if people going 10 under the speed limit make you so angry.

Do you not believe in driving to the conditions? Are you saying that everyone should drive at the speed limit when it's pouring rain and after dark and they're tired from a long day?

Balkany4Evers avatar Balkany4Ever Yeah You Are +1Reply

What kind of cognitive dissonance do you have to go from "Driving kills because of irresponsible people" to "Do not dare to respect speed limits, drive safely and in accordance to your capabilities"

I'm genuinely concerned, your brain, how does it work

Pheniz21s avatar Pheniz21 Yeah You Are +1Reply

My driving instructor told me that driving 10km/h below the speed limit was safer for me, better for the environnement and doesn't make a given journey that much longer.

So I do it.

@Alixkast My driving instructor told me that driving 10km/h below the speed limit was safer for me, better for the...

Your driving instructor is an idiot.

It's not speed that causes accidents, it's differences in speed. Keeping to the speed of traffic is the safest option.

@Alixkast My driving instructor told me that driving 10km/h below the speed limit was safer for me, better for the...

So because YOUR "journey" is so short that driving 10% slower isnt affecting YOU people who probably want to be somewhere faster or are on a longer trip need to wait even longer to arrive at their destination because YOU arent impacted ?

dankXDs avatar dankXD Yeah You Are +2Reply
@Suspiciousauthor You ever heard of passing?

Yes i did, yes i do that, no its not always possible sometimes for multiple kilometers and last bur not least slowers expecting that from normals is just straight ip disgusting

dankXDs avatar dankXD Yeah You Are 0Reply
@dankXD Yes i did, yes i do that, no its not always possible sometimes for multiple kilometers and last bur not least...

Maybe you should leave earlier if a couple of minutes is impacting you this badly?

@dankXD Yes i did, yes i do that, no its not always possible sometimes for multiple kilometers and last bur not least...

It's "disgusting"? Wow. You have this notion that when we drive we're signing a contact with everyone to be as safe as possible. But as soon as you see someone doing what is necessary for them to be safe, you call it disgusting because it inconveniences you by at most a minute or two. Them going a little under the speed limit is 100% legal and safer in the event of a crash. I agree that it can be annoying, but you think that they're disgusting?

Going below the speed limit makes the roads safer.

Remember when you said driving is dangerous?

What's wrong with driving under the limit like 90 in a 100 as long as you're not on the fast lane?

I'll drive as fast or slow as conditions and my personal preference allow. Thanks.

I love you

Thatoneduderyans avatar Thatoneduderyan Yeah You Are +1Reply

Just saying but in uk if you went 120 or 80 you would loose license (we are mph not km ) so this reads absolutely hilariously like some nutjob with a need for speed....that is all

Twaddle speak.

it's full send or stay home.

If you are not on the limiter and turning corners with the handbreak you ain't living at all.

In America at least, there's a huge problem where driving is the only viable form of transit which means that you must drive, even if you aren't comfortable doing so

People who drive under the speed limit are a no go.

People who go way under the speed limit for no reason can be a danger on the roads as they cause people to try dangerous overtakes. But people who drive slightly under the speed limit are not a problem, its a maximum not a target!

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@Tanmoykayesen People who drive under the speed limit are a no go. People who go way under the speed limit for no reason can be...

It's supposed to be a maximum, but (in California at least) 10 over is the maximum, speed limit is the recommended, 5 under is the minimum.

Highway is a different story, 15 over is maximum, 5 over is the recommended and trucks go 55, which is 10 under.

@Tanmoykayesen People who drive under the speed limit are a no go. People who go way under the speed limit for no reason can be...

I ride a bicycle everywhere, not on highways of course. We don't have bike lanes, so I have to stick to the road. I don't cause people to try dangerous overtakes. They do that of their own free will.

@Tanmoykayesen People who drive under the speed limit are a no go. People who go way under the speed limit for no reason can be...

If someone is tailgating me I'm slowing down. Either pass me or drive slow behind me cuz I'm not in that big of a rush

This is one of the stupidest opinions I've read here

Dr-pens avatar Dr-pen Yeah You Are 0Reply

Related to this. Any feature that makes driving more comfortable is bad, because it makes the driver more dangerous. Drivers should be on edge, not laid back.

Kasies avatar Kasie Yeah You Are 0Reply

The amount of times I almost died because there's a truck going 40 kph on a highway in the 2nd lane from the left, where it's the only spot I can get in and not be able to over take cause the lane next to me is going 80 or a 100 so I can't overtake, I floor the brakes and hope I don't die or kill someone else

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