Speeding Kills

27 June, 2007

This ad really hurts Australian men where they live.

One comment

  1. There’s actually zero evidence that speed itself is the cause of most accidents… and ’speeding’ is not a legitimate construct, because it means going faster than a number that is arbitrarily set. It’s generally other factors that cause the accidents, which when combined with high speeds end up deadly. These factors are inattention, dangerous maneuvers, tailgating, and drunkenness. The government in the mean time will keep making up lies to justify the ticketing of motorists.

    Speeding isn’t ‘cool’, it’s just trying to get to your destination on time. I agree that street racing is generally quite stupid, but what needs to be the issue is making RECKLESS DRIVING socially unacceptable, not speeding responsibly.

    I’ve done 88 in a 55 mph zone, straight road, few people around, most doing 15 over already. I didn’t endanger anyone. I could have been doing 98, even 118, and probably still would not have, but I didn’t want to go any faster because the road wasn’t completely smooth. Yet if I were to do the speed limit in heavy rain, I’d be crazy. This whole ‘speeding’ thing makes people pay too much attention to dumb numbers instead of common sense. Instead of ‘checking their speed’ when there’s a cop around, people should be paying more attention. The whole ‘speed kills’ campaign probably kills more people than it saves.

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