Speed bumps are an abomination and should outlawed. First, when I approach a speed bump, I speed up. Cars are designed to absorb shocks (that’s why they have shock absorbers! and springs.) So the faster you go the better the shocks work. There are only a couple in town that really slow me down and they are on private parking lots so the owner really made them drastic. It’s like driving over a parking space curb.
Speed humps are more than useless, the actually cause damage to the road. After a speed hump has been installed for a year, there is a speed “valley” on either side of the hump. Cars that go up must come down. Check it out. And speed humps can be fun when taken at high speed.
Electronic traffic speed signs are an invitation to me to see how fast I can go before I get to the sign. If nobody’s looking, I will stop and then drag race to the sign.
If it’s a regular posted speed zone, I try to oblige. Unless it’s one of those clever “9 mph speed zone” signs, then I go 25. Don’t be clever with me.
Tailgating: My name is Sixty and I am a tailgater. But only if you are going 35 mph or less. Here’s my rationale. From any speed zero to 35 mph, I can see through YOUR windshield as well as mine. So I can see what you see and anticipate you move. Over 35 mph, I back off the recommended distance. If you’re at a stop light, I will be within a couple feet of your rear bumper. Why not? Are you going to suddenly change your mind and back into me? It may look like I’m in your backseat, but I’m not.
Stop signs: yeah, I blow through them when there’s nobody within sight. Why not? Sometimes I don’t even slow down.
Rebel or Lunatic?