Friday, November 14, 2008

Driving Excerpt #1

Jon had to get his Utah license and walked away with the Utah Driver's Handbook. I found it when cleaning and thought it explained a lot, so I'll be sharing a piece today with more to come.

Speed limits have been set by state and national agencies to keep drivers safe on the roads. The speed limit ensures that cars do not travel below a certain speed, which can be dangerous for everyone driving.

The speed limit is the lowest speed that travel is safe; on highways it is 65 and most city streets 40 mph. Traveling slower than this may cause traffic, anger, and decrease your gas mileage. With gas costs rising it would be wise to drive 10 or 15 miles faster than posted speed limits to make travel quicker and thus decrease your gas costs.

Because excess emissions damage our environment, every driver should consider it his/her duty to urge others to obey the law. Encouragement could include: honking, gesturing, flashing your brights, or following so closely behind a car that they will be forced to go 80mp or disobey the law (and common sense) in another lane.


Andrew said...

You know what's weird, back in my motherland (Canada), the rules are totally reversed and you go under the speed limit. It is one of the very few differences between our kindred nations, I guess.

Rachael said...

I have a feeling that this is not real. But it's only a feeling.

allyson elizabeth said...

I've always thought Canadians were a