Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Fred writes: Speeding – and getting away with it? I invite you to join us on I95 during a non-holiday weekend. Traffic between I4 (Orlando) and the Virginia state line moves along at 85-90 mph with almost no interference. My contribution to the race at the moment is a 2007 Miata Grand Touring. Georgia and upper Florida’s portion of I95 is great; South Carolina’s is rough, but that adds to the adventure – bumper to bumper at 90 mph on a bad road. I’ve driven this section of interstate since it’s been built at speeds over 100 mph and never been stopped. I think that’s because we have a good many super speeders, mainly in black BMWs these days, going far above 100.
My reply: I am hip, Fred! However . . . as soon as one leaves the highway and is on secondary roads, the pace slows to medicated. And most of the time, one drives the secondary roads; highways get you from Florida to VA but not from your house to the hardware store and back. So it’s an occasional treat for most people.
Driving 80-plus in VA is also a kind of vehicular Russian Roulette in that it is ipso facto/statutory “reckless” driving – which means you can be arrested and taken to jail by the AGW and even if not, you face a mandatory court appearance and a possible loss of license to drive, six “demerit” points and the sure doubling of your mandatory insurance payment.
This has put as much a damper on the fun as the presence of your grandmother at a bachelor party!
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