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Old 09-14-2014, 11:28 AM   #21
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All I was stating was to lessen your speed by a couple miles per hour really wasn't going to make a considerable difference in your valuable time at the lake.
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Old 09-14-2014, 01:23 PM   #22
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Perhaps that's what you meant...
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10 miles more per hour with accepting large risk to you and other drivers on the road
But this is what you said. Again, speed isn't the only factor in safety. That is the point I am trying to make. People like to throw speed out like it is the end all, be all of safety and collision avoidance... its not. Driving slow with your head up your rear end isn't any safer than driving fast with your head up your rear end. Pulling your head outta your rear end is the first step towards safer driving.
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I just pray the I am not in front of you when I have to brake unexpectedly.
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Old 09-15-2014, 07:32 AM   #24
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I just pray the I am not in front of you when I have to brake unexpectedly.
Me too. Thanks for reading my post thoroughly before adding your opinion...
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I play a little game on trips. I take note of the vehicles that fly by me, especially motor homes and those towing travel trailers. I've seen a great number of them pass me more than once throughout a day, even in a 3 or 4 hour period. Several times I've pulled into a campground only to be right behind one of these just getting out of their vehicle. It's sort of funny, the argument given for running at faster speeds is because they get bored on the road or want to pop open a beer faster. Yet I'd be willing to bet that most save very little time by driving faster. An hour? Maybe. Maybe not.

My dad drove truck over the road. He taught me that it really doesn't matter if you do 60 or 80. Rule of thumb is 2 hours for every 100 miles. And whether I tow my trailer and run 60 on a long trip, or just drive the car and run 75, I've found that rule to be fairly accurate.
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My dad drove truck over the road. He taught me that it really doesn't matter if you do 60 or 80. Rule of thumb is 2 hours for every 100 miles. And whether I tow my trailer and run 60 on a long trip, or just drive the car and run 75, I've found that rule to be fairly accurate.
See, and I just always thought there was a time warp between me and my destination. It just seems like no matter what speed I drive, it takes the same amount of time to get there. It defies all logic!
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I've seen a great number of them pass me more than once throughout a day, even in a 3 or 4 hour period.
Its probably because they have to keep stopping for gas.
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Its probably because they have to keep stopping for gas.
Maybe. Regardless, like I said, I'd be willing to be that most people that fly down the road don't make it to their destination with any great margin of time.
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2x docBrown
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You are welcome spoon. Anytime.
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