Let me start off by saying thank you to the police officer that pulled me over on Friday morning, and was kind enough to give me a verbal warning for speeding when I shouldn't have been, instead of handing me a ticket. (Note to mom: I wasn't speeding to speed, I was accelerating too early out of the round-about).

Ironically, both Bob and I were pulled over on Friday for speeding on Hwy 95, at different times, going two different directions. He was passing a slower driver, and I was accelerating too soon out of a 45 zone. I didn't know until I got home from work that Bob had been pulled over as well, but he wasn't as fortunate as I.

As we discussed our bad luck about our speeding tickets, we started talking about why in the world we were speeding in the first place. Here are some very POWERFUL reasons to NOT speed. See if these reasons hit home for you. I've done a personal review, and decided that these reasons are going to keep me going the speed limit. No excuses!

Speeding to Save Time

Driving the speed limit on Hwy 95, it takes me 45 minutes to get to work. If I speed, it takes me 40 minutes to get to work. Really?! Is it worth the extra 5 minutes? Honestly, who can't manage to get up just 5 minutes earlier? Speeding is unnecessary and costly.

Stress Relief

Driving is fun for me. I love to drive, so slowing down and going the speed limit, can be very relaxing. Some people drive slower than you; it could be their age as well. I don't believe I've ever met a driver who drives slow to aggravate the person behind them on purpose. Seriously?  Slow down, enjoy the experience.

Save Money

You know where I'm going with this. If you're trying to save money, driving the speed limit will save fuel, not to mention, ticket and court costs. Driving the speed limit can save you hundreds of dollars when you take that into consideration.

Save Someone's Life

Did you know that twice as many people are killed when driving 35 mph as opposed to 30 mph? Driving fast reduces your reaction time. The speed limits are set to surroundings to protect drivers as well as runners, cyclists, and pedestrians. When you're speeding you may not be thinking clearly on what would happen if you hurt someone. It would ruin your life, as well as the life of innocent people and their families.