In Reply to: SPEED LIMIT SURVEY posted by Richard M. on December 10, 1999 at 14:06:59:
I am all in favor of no speed limit and agree that caps do not enforce speed limits for real safety but to meet thier quata. Howerver I see at least two issues with not at least trying to keep speed limit at the reasonable level. First not everybody has car and skills capable of driving fast but everybody wants to drive like the rest of us do - fast.
Second, different states have different population and what one can do in Montana it will be difficoult in LA California. California also has a huge influx of imigrants who must drive in order to survive and their skills are not always very high. Too bad that they feel that the safest way is to get to the fast lane ASAP and drive slow there.
What I see could help, is a strict enforcement of no pass on right (freeways included) and all lines - other than the slowest, are for passing only - like in Europe. This way fast driving cars always have free lines to go and don't have to wave in traffic and get upset on drivers who don't see, don't look, don't care or simply want to teach others the american law. This way you pass only if you have vehicle in front of you and safely move back w/o being affraid that somebody migh be passing you on the right.
: I was wondering, what is the general concensus on this board? Do you feel that speed limits are enforced for safety reasons or for $$$$$ reasons?