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How to Stop Speeding and Why

Posted on August 11, 2016 at 4:16 PM by Blog Committee

How to Stop Speeding

Speeding is not only against the law, but also wastes fuel and is a risky activity. It can hurt you and the drivers around you. Perhaps you forgot the speed limit, or you don't see any police and think, "Maybe I should get to the shipper or receiver earlier so let's go a little faster. Hey, the police aren't around anyway?" Whatever the reason, follow these steps to avoid wasting fuel and breaking the law by speeding.

  1. Use your cruise control. It will automatically maintain the current speed you set, helping to curb your desire to drive faster.


  1. Pay close attention to the speedometer, while still carefully watching the road. Make quick, frequent cross-checks to monitor your speed.


  1. Drive under the speed limit. Even 5 mph (8 km/h) or so will not significantly decrease your travel time, and it will reduce your chances of accidentally going over the speed limit.
  1. Leave earlier so you don't feel rushed. Don't put yourself in a situation where you feel pressured to get to an appointment on time. Who knows, you may even enjoy the drive.


  1. Figure out the fine amount for speeding. As you find yourself going too fast, mentally calculate how much that ticket would cost you. Tickets can easily reach $400, and you don't want to spend that much money. So think twice before speeding.


  1. Figure out just how much time you save by speeding. It is probably much less than you think: going 65 mph in a 55 mph zone for 15 miles "saves" less than three minutes. 5 mph over saves less than 90 seconds.


  1. Listen to classical or light music instead of hard rock. The soft music will help you relax and slow down.
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