Drive Speed Limit Day

Say you need to drive 10 miles from work to home. At an average speed of 55 mph (freeway and otherwise), you will need about 11 minutes. If you drove at 50 mph, it will be 12 minutes. Even if you had to do double the distance, you’ll need only an extra 2 minutes. If this is the case, does it make sense to push the limit?

Even if you can’t stick to the posted limit always, try doing it just one day — tomorrow (29 June, Friday) is “Drive Speed Limit Day” says San Jose Mercury News. Almost needless to say, an optimum speed saves gas too, whereas driving too fast brings down your fuel economy.

3 Comments so far

  1. A (unregistered) on June 29th, 2007 @ 1:53 pm

    Heard from a co-worker today that on 101N this morning there were cops with radar gun catching a whole lot of people. The poor folks were probably doing maybe 10 over speed limit.
    Guess it’s a special day for law enforcement as well. Haven’t seen such police presence cracking down on speeders before.

  2. joann Landers (unregistered) on June 29th, 2007 @ 2:01 pm

    One freeway where I would like to see speed reduced every day is 280.

  3. Gary Wiens (unregistered) on June 30th, 2007 @ 10:06 am

    I think highway 85 has the most speeders. Could be the truck restrictions keeping the big 18-wheelers off the highway not slowing down traffic.

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