nedsram wrote: Belvoir wrote:
I am currently doing the Advanced driving course...
I would recomend it to anyone..
A relative of mine could do with one of those. She has little idea what's going on ahead, as she spends all her time looking at the speedo to make sure she isn't above the speed limit. Sometimes she drives at 30 in a 40 area - she didnt see the 40 sign. I just hope no child runs out in front of her. But hey, she isn't speeding so that's OK isn't it.
It's a fact Nedsram, that the faster you are going when you hit something or somebody, there is an increased likelehood of more damage/worse injuries.
30mph may well be the legal limit outside a school, but it's possibly not a good idea and probably not the speed of a careful driver, at least during school hours. However, 30mph outside the same school in heavy rain, limited visibility, parked cars on both sides at 3.15pm is down right irresponsible, though still not braking the speed limit....
The issue of speed is about education and social responsibility. Sadly, some people are uneducated to the risks/outcomes, and appear to lack responsibility. As such, big brother tries to intervene with physical ‘things’ to force people to drive more slowly. Needs must.
Anyone who moans about being caught for speeding should think about how they would feel, if one of their loved ones (god forbid) was hit by a speeding motorist, in the knowledge that if the vehicle had been going slower, their loved ones prognosis would have been significantly better.
The IAM advocate driving at "a speed which allows you to stop safely in the distance you can see to be clear"
Before you ask, yes I have broken the speed limit. Yes I have been caught and fined. Yes I deserved it and yes if I speed again and get caught I won’t complain.
A thought for anyone reading this, on a journey you do regularly where you know exactly how long it normally takes (like to work etc) consider staying within the speed limit every single mile of the way. You may be surprised to discover that your journey typically takes the same time (as when you drift over the given speed limit), or the difference is so insignificant it makes little or no difference.