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Driving the Speed Limit

Do you drive the speed limit?
Or do you typically break the speed limit, even slightly?

There are a number of reasons why we should not break the speed limits, and I plan to discuss them to a certain degree here. These are NOT arranged in order of importance, but there is a reason why I have them arranged in the manner in which they appear.

If you think I'm crazy saying it's best to drive the speed limits, please read on anyway. After all, you might learn something new. This is a topic that most people quite frankly don't think that much about. I know that because I witness dozens of people every day--sometimes hundreds, even in a short trip--when I am on the roads. They pass me by, not knowing why I'm driving "so slow." But they should know why. And I'd like for you to know why, too! :-)

Reason 1: Better Gas Mileage

Many studies have been done showing that, typically, driving the speed limit increases your gas mileage. That means you can travel further on the same amount of gas, meaning you'll have fewer fill-ups. That means, of course, that you save money!

Today, many people complain about the price of gasoline. However, I am confident--given the simple rules of economics, namely supply and demand--that if more people simply slowed down and drove the speed limit, demand for gasoline would fall significantly, meaning that the price should certainly come down. Think about it! :-)

Reason 2: It's the Law!

Many, many people in today's society absolutely believe that there's nothing wrong with "breaking" the speed limit. In fact, many people believe that it's legal to drive at least five miles per hour faster than the posted speed limit. I have even heard people tell me that they have had police officers tell them that exact same thing. Such people are grossly misinformed! Read your state statutes for yourself, and I'm confident that you will be surprised! I plan to post even more on this topic later--STAY TUNED!!!

Reason 3: God Expects It

Even though automobiles didn't exist back when the Bible was written, the Bible does instruct us to follow speed limits along with other laws which we face today. Where?

1 Peter 2:13-14 reads:
"Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lordís sake, whether to the king as supreme, 14 or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good."

That phrase "every ordinance of man" includes speed limit laws, as discussed in Reason 2 above. God expects us to follow them, and tells us that if we do, we are doing good.

I plan on adding quite a bit more to this page in the near future, Lord willing. This is an important topic, and I want more people to understand it.

I want to hear of your conviction to do what's right in this regard! Thanks!