sussex2 wrote:sussex2 wrote:Astraist wrote:jont- wrote:Bit worrying people think speeding is more dangerous than driving too fast for the conditions, but only to be expected given the public brainwashing campaigns telling people it's okay to run kids over so long as you do it slowly enough not to kill them
Interstingly this perception seems quite global. At the very least it's the same here...
I think people mistaken speeding for being in a hurry or being rushed in the action of driving (sounds better in hebrew, where both words have the same stem).
The antics outside our house (there's a school nearby) indicate both speeding and rushing; generally by the adults taking/collecting the little darlings from school
That's usually the case.
A similar situation occurs at a nearby private school
About fifteen years ago parents at this school were saying how dangerous the lane leading to the school was, and were campaigning for a 30mph limit. The lane in question is rural, and as such the speed limit is 60mph, a speed that only the completely insane would consider getting anywhere near. Their campaign failed as it was considered that the speed most drivers would travel at on the stretch of lane where the school is would be below 30mph due to the narrowness and bendiness of the lane. It is also extensively used by horse riders and walkers. The fact is that the majority of instances of inapropriate speed and bad driving are committed by the mums taking" Little Tarquin" to school.