Speed Limit – Letter to the Editor

I wonder why we have street signs when no one really pays attention to them. Of course, I am talking about those pesky speed limit signs that no one seems to care about. On local roads, most of them indicate that the speed limit is 35, but when was the last time you saw anybody driving below 40? On freeways, it is even worse. Most drivers do not seem to understand that “65” means 65, and instead seem to interpret it as 75 or more. We could probably save a lot of money by removing these signs from our roads and allowing people to do what they seem to do best – drive fast and deal with the consequences.