Today I was stuck behind some El Salvadorans in a pick-up truck, I can assure you they were doing 10 under the speed limit. There, statement disproved.
I drive a 1992 Ford F-150 XLT, and yes, I speed, but only when someone in front of me is going either the same speed or faster (Rather them get the ticket than me), if they slow down, I slow down (but, never under the speed limit) until someone else gets in front of me and speeds, then I safely speed behind them.
I don't have a problem with people speeding, it means I can speed myself, but when someone's going under the speed limit, it pisses me off.
The other day I'm on a wide, well-maintained, two-lane road with big shoulders on each side, the speed limit is 55 mph, and it's a nice day outside, perfect weather, and the asshole in front of me is going 35 mph. And it was a no passing zone due to turns and stuff.
Now my question is, why the hell do people go under the speed limit, when there are no adverse conditions, or situations that would cause them to do so? It's just infuriating.
"Then we have found, as it seems, that the many beliefs of the many about what's fair and about the other things roll around somewhere between not-being and being purely and simply." - Plato: Republic
i cant help but agree with the op. ive had the same generalized experiences around where i live with people driving pickups that think they have a vehicle that can handle like a sports car. idiots dont have a clue. probably why we hear so many motor vehicle accidents involving trucks on our scanner.
Why are you putting so much emphasis on the H?
I drive a Toyota Tacoma and I generally speed. Nothing ridiculous, but generally 10 miles over. Unless I'm headed to Florida to see my mom, but it's a 7 hour drive I can't got the speed limit without losing my mind. But I guess I am just a reckless college kid and I would speed in whatever I was driving.
Yes OP, most of the time generalizations are biased and hold no ground.
This is not one of those times.
I speed a lot in my little 2000 Ford Focus. I see slow pick-ups all of the time.
hmm thats funny, where i live i see more douchebags in bmws and shit thinkin their hot shit speeding like crazy, riding my ass and everything. i thoroughly enjoy it when someone is speeding and ends up getting behind me or starts riding my ass, ill intentionally drive under the speed limit in hopes i piss them off or even hope they try and pass me then speed back up to the speed limit. got no problem with people driving fast but i do have a problem with douchebags who drive 10 feet off my back bumper.
dont get me wrong, im not an old granny and i dont drive under the speed limit, i generally drive the speed limit and in most cases not any faster than 5 or 10 over it. very rarely do speed 10 mph over the limit unless im in a familiar area an i know for certain there are no cops around.
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I actually see more people speeding in expensive cars. Of course, I don't mind if it's a pick-up truck or a corvette that's speeding, as long as they catch all the highway patrol for me.
Oh, and fuck lifted pick-up trucks. I can't see anything behind me when I'm being tailgated by one, and I can't see anything in front of me when one cuts in front of me. Aren't those things meant for off road driving? I'm pretty the freeway is not off road.
from my experince as someone who 90% of the time drive at the speed limit ( and if I can slower) it seems most people speed.
I do, and I let people pass, however at what point do you stop, if everyone around you is going 90 are you going to go 90 too?
I speed in my 04 mustang ALL the time, I speed in my moms Charger all the time and I speed in my dads big dodge truck all the time too. I just speed. For information, 20 year old college student, never had a accident or a ticket.