When it comes to driving really fast and it’s on the track, Bobby Nitro is a big fan. But when it’s on public roads, then that’s a totally different story.
Problem is, we have these beliefs about speeding that, if we examine them carefully, can be absolute nonsense. For example, many believe that driving just 10km/h over the speed limit is OK, or at least ‘not that bad’.
Our SA limits are already high compared to many other countries, so how can extra speed be ‘not that bad’?
Along this same vein, many motorists will speed every day, to get past a slow driver, or on a road that looks to be empty. It makes it easier and easier to speed.
Also, although it’s the law, there’s this vibe that breaking the law is cool.
That may be true in some places but definitely not on the road, like why put life in danger just to break the law? The bottom line is that the more you find reasons to speed, or think you have ‘fast reaction times’ and can handle surprises, the more you make it OK to speed, for yourself and for your children, who are learning from you every day.
At the end of the day this makes for a more dangerous world, and is that really what we want?