|Speed Limit 80MPH on Interstate Highway 15 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Here's something I thought I'd just toss out to you.
After many years of driving for miles and miles, and even a stint of driving professionally for a limousine service, I consider myself to be an excellent driver. I have a good driving record and keep my vehicles well maintained.
With these factors in mind I wonder if traffic laws should necessarily apply to me? Since I sometimes take lengthy road trips I could save a fair amount of time if I were able to drive 100 MPH or more when I deemed road conditions to be safe. I'm not talking in urban areas, but on those long low traffic stretches in places like the deserts of CA, AZ, and NM and the barren lands of West Texas. On other interstates where speed limits are 65 or 75 MPH I feel I can capably drive at 80 MPH or even 90 MPH if all conditions are safe for driving at higher speeds.
The speed laws are but one example. I think there are plenty of laws that would be okay for me to break. I'm an intelligent and reasonable kind of guy who can make good decisions as to when it's okay for me to disregard existing laws.
Sure, I understand that we are a nation of laws and all of those other cliches we hear. But really, do laws make that much difference any more? I am a decent citizen who is respectful to my community. Why can't I break the laws that I want to disregard?
Just wondering and thought I'd toss it out to you to see what you had to say on the matter.