It seems as though over time, people have begun to distort the meaning of the speed limit. Some people get upset when they are behind someone who is going slower than the speed limit. What they don’t remember is that the speed limit isn’t the slowest you should go. Instead, it is the fastest that you should go.
The speed limit is based on what speeds are safe when the conditions are ideal. This means on a sunny day. You might have to slow down in the dark or when it is raining. This is why it is always a good idea to remember the true meaning of speed limits as you drive.
If you happen to go over the speed limit, you are facing the possibility of a traffic violation for speeding. This can add points to your driver’s license and it might make your insurance rates go up. It can also mean that you are going to have to cover fines and other costs associated with the speeding ticket.
Before you decide that you want to drive faster than the speed limit, take a few minutes to consider what might happen. The points on your driver’s license remain on there for two years and they remain visible to insurers and others as public record for three years. Remember that if you accumulate too many points in a 2-year period, you could face losing your license.
You do have the option of fighting a speeding ticket. Make sure that you understand how you might do this and the rights that you have before you decide to take up the fight.
Source: FindLaw, “Speeding,” accessed July 04, 2017
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