In Reply to: Re: SPEED LIMIT SURVEY posted by Paul on December 10, 1999 at 14:55:52:
: For some reason, the public tends to favor conservative speeds. However, what many do not know is higher speeds have a number of safety advantages over lower speeds. Because you are on the road less time to go the same distance, there is a smaller probability of being on the road when a problem occurs. Because the trip is shorter, the driver is also able to stay more alert.
: A much more serious safety issue comes when there are large variations in speeds. When traffic moves at the same speed, the speed at which it moves is not as significant.
: Note speed limiters are also used as a cost savings instrument by BMW NA. For instance, the 540iA is limited to 128MPH and comes with H rated tires. The 540i is limited to 155 and thus comes with more expensive Z rated tires. Of course, these limiters can easily be removed by dinan; just don't forget to match the tires to the max speed you wish to drive.