Originally Posted by David M
Here they are called donor-cycles. The high powered Japanese bikes.
The speed limit has little effect on the actual speed. People tend to drive what they feel they can get away with...thats just human nature and it won't change.
Right, but lowering the speed limit would help. People tend to drive 5-10 mph over the limit, so if you lowered the limit then those who drive over would essentially be driving at the previous limit. Confused?
Current limit = 65
Proposed limit change = 55
5-10 mph "acceptable" speed over limit
New acceptable speed = 60-65 -- matches former speed limit.
Now your typical speeder will be going at the previous lawful speed limit which was once deemed safe - even though they're breaking the law, the amount of accidents would most likely decrease.
I know there's always going to be the people who go 80-90 + mph, but those people just can't be helped (according to my proposal) and will most likely die unless their keys are taken away.
EDIT: Sorry for the double post, but I just now noticed David's comment.