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“Speeding” merely means driving faster than whatever number is posted on a highway sign — a technical foul, so to speak. Before 1995, for example, it was “speeding” to drive 65 or 70 mph on most U.S. interstates. Now it’s perfectly legal. The important question for those concerned about rational traffic laws is whether “speeding” (as defined by Adkins, et al.) necessarily means less safe. And all evidence says it doesn’t. If it did, driving faster than 55 mph (“speeding,” under the Adkins/GHSA definition) would automatically and always mean more traffic accidents, more people being killed in cars. But people today routinely (and now lawfully) drive at speeds that, prior to 1995, put them in peril of very expensive tickets for “speeding” with no more risk of being involved in an accident than was the case prior to the 1995 repeal of the NMSL.
Those are the facts — as distinct from the agit-prop coming from the Governors Highway Safety Association.
Trouble is, many news outlets will take the “findings” of the “survey” at face value — and help spread the lie that our roads are less safe today than before Congress repealed Drive 55.
Don’t believe a word of it.
It just isn’t so.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?