Thursday, October 8, 2020
Speed Limit Changes
But where, exactly, is the speed limit in effect? When you see the sign? I'm pretty sure not. When you pass the sign? I think so. When I lived in Texas, I noticed they painted a white line across the street/road to emphasis that. At least where I lived.
But here's the thing: when you have to slow down, you have to slow down before you reach the speed limit sign. When you can speed up, you can only do so once you've passed the speed limit sign. So that limits how much time/space you can spend at the higher speed limit. Okay, not by a lot, but still. When the speed limits drops from 55 to 50, then less than a mile later to 35, you're spending a lot of time slowing down where the speed limit is higher.
And I tend to use cruise control to keep from speeding (my right foot is a rebel). And I try to stay off the brakes slowing down. So I have start slowing a bit early.
Does this bother you, or only me. How do you feel about speed limit changes? Let me know in the comments below.