Low Speed Limits Have Opposite Effect

 Low Speed Limits Have Opposite Effect

Phony speed limits lead people to believe that the law is bendable

Efforts to manipulate driving behavior by setting speed limits artificially low may have had just the opposite effect, eroding respect for speed limits, a US researcher reported on Thursday. More than a third of the people surveyed believed it was safe to drive 20 miles an hour above posted speed limits, and 43% thought it was safe to drive up to 10 miles an hour over, said Fred Mannering of the department of civil engineering at Indiana’s Purdue University.

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