How Fast Is Too Fast?

As times goes on it would seem things keep speeding up, some States now have “85mph” speed limits. How can it be December again, how can all these bills be due again, is my daughter really about to graduate? So may I just say, “Be Still, Be Still and know.”  In this month of December when we are hurried more than any other time of year may I just say what a joy it is to take that time and, “Be still”.

Psalms 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety “Speed limit increases cause 33,000 deaths in 20 years”

“A new IIHS study shows that increases in speed limits over two decades have cost 33,000 lives in the U.S. In 2013 alone, the increases resulted in 1,900 additional deaths, essentially canceling out the number of lives saved by frontal airbags that year.

“Although fatality rates fell during the study period, they would have been much lower if not for states’ decisions to raise speed limits,” says Charles Farmer, IIHS vice president for research and statistical services and the author of the study.

Maximum speed limits are set by the states, and they have been on the rise since 1995. However, during most of the 1970s and 1980s, the threat of financial penalties held state speed limits to 55 mph.”


Americans Waste 203 Million Gallons Of Gas A ‘Week’ on Speeding

Avg American 13,476 miles / 20.6 current US Fleet mpg = 654 gallons a year

Avg American 13,476 miles / 22.4 estimating a 1.8 mpg difference with out speeding mpg = 602 gallons a year

Difference = 52 Gallons / 52 weeks = 1 Gallon per week

1 Gallons multiplied by 203,370,088 = 80% speeders of 254,212,610 Vehicles on American roads = 203,370,088 Gallons a WEEK