Are people speeding more during the pandemic?
“Though speed management has been a problem for decades, speeding became even more acute during the Covid-19 pandemic, as less traffic has prompted some motorists to drive at high speeds on highways and city streets across the nation,” Jonathan Adkins, executive director of the Governors Highway Safety Association.
How fast can you go when passing a car?
The passing speed limit, when safe to pass, is no more than 10 mph. This speed limit applies at a safety zone or an intersection where a streetcar, trolley, or bus is stopped and traffic is controlled by a police officer or traffic signal.
Are you allowed to speed up to overtake?
Yes, it’s illegal to speed while passing another car. The New South Wales Roads and Maritime Services website has a page dedicated to overtaking, as does the Western Australia’s Road Safety Comission website.
Why is it bad to speed while driving?
As motorists often deal with a number of distractions and fast-paced traffic while driving, many find it easy to exceed the speed limit. However, speeding greatly increases the risk of causing a crash that results in serious injury or death.
When should you use the 3 second rule?
The three-second rule is recommended for passenger vehicles during ideal road and weather conditions. Slow down and increase your following distance even more during adverse weather conditions or when visibility is reduced. Also increase your following distance if you are driving a larger vehicle or towing a trailer.
Why do drivers speed up when you pass them?
The drivers who speed up to match you as you pass them on the freeway, not out of anger or machismo but simply because their subconscious herd-animal instincts tell them that it’s completely safe and comforting to be driving at 75mph next to another 4,000-pound unguided missile. Tailgaters.
Under what conditions should a driver not drive?
It is the most important of the six conditions, because a driver in top physical, mental and emotional shape can adjust to all the other conditions and to the errors of other drivers as well. Distracted driving, fatigue, stress and illness can all affect the condition of a driver, making them unfit to drive.