I haven't really done any research for this post. It's late, and tomorrow's Easter (Happy Easter everybody!). I just wanted to ask a question that was bugging me. Today I tried an experiment where I drove 15 miles an hour over the speed limit for half an hour. Not only did I never get stopped, I got passed by multiple people. If we can all drive 15 over the speed limit with impunity, what's the point of having a speed limit?
To further test this issue, I decided to drive exactly the speed limit on the way home. In an hour drive, I got passed by three police cars. If three police officers in a row decided going the legal speed limit was not required, why do we have a speed limit?
How does it make sense to have a law everyone agrees shouldn't be followed? And if everyone agrees it shouldn't be followed, how does anyone ever get a speeding ticket? How does a police officer justify breaking a law then giving a person a ticket for breaking the exact same law?
I am so confused. For my next experiment, I think I'm going to try driving the speed limit again. When a police officer tries to pass me, I'm going to accelerate to match his speed so he can't. I'm curious if he'll give me a ticket for going the same speed as him.