If you’ve driven to Portales and back recently chances are you’ve seen the billboard that says “Don’t Speed, Lives Depend on It” – and if you’re like me you just roll your eyes and slam on the accelerator in an act of blatant rebellion.
I thought we were done with the unfounded, idiotic saying “speed kills,” but I guess not. There have been numerous studies conducted proving that there is no correlation between speeding, and automobile related accidents - in fact some studies even suggest that higher speed limits lead to less vehicle crashes, but the “speed kills” slogan continues to be propagated as if it were a fact.
I found this awesome video that addresses the issue from a Canadian perspective, but the information provided is very relevant to the United States as well. The video is 15 minutes long, but it’s worth watching.
What do you think? Does speed kill? Should our local speed limits be raised? Leave a comment below with your opinion.