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cjsdsp t1_jeh1f3x wrote

Got a baby in the back. I'm not taking any unnecessary chances.


xmiitsx87 t1_jeh1pih wrote

You are by not going the speed limit. People are expecting you to be going with the flow of traffic.


cjsdsp t1_jeh35lh wrote

I don't know where you're from, but people here (west central belt in Scotland) are more likely to drive slower than the speed limit. People still speed, but it's not as many or often as it used to be.


AustinManningReddit OP t1_jeh34y4 wrote

You do realize if you're going under the speed limit, you're probably actually increasing your chances of being in a wreck because instead of driving with the flow of traffic, you're causing other drivers to pass you so you're actually encountering a lot more drivers than you would if you flowed with traffic right?

Also, do you ever notice people riding your ass or cutting you off? It's probably because you're driving under the speed limit and irritating them.

Maybe if you don't feel safe driving the limit, you should drive on slower roads to get to your destination instead of slowing everyone down behind you?


cjsdsp t1_jeh3tv7 wrote

If I was in the overtaking lane, then maybe that would be an issue, but drivers just overtake if they're going faster than me. Honestly, I didn't think we're particularly chilled out here, but it seems we are by comparison to what your expectations suggest.


AustinManningReddit OP t1_jeh4w7f wrote

Yeah, I'm more of a if you are afraid to drive, your probably should take public transport type of person.

So if the speed limit was 40 MPH, how fast would you drive?

Even if in the slow lane, if you're going too slow, that will cause people in thebslow lane to have to merge in to the fast lane just to do the speed limit. Don't you think that backs up everyone?


cjsdsp t1_jeh5mc9 wrote

Oh, on a 40 road, I'll do 40. I'm talking about the motorway where the limit is 70mph. I'll do 65 in the slow lane. Where there's no overtaking lane, it's down to conditions and traffic that determine the speed I'll choose.