Best Answer

The fact that everyone else is going to same speed will not be a defense if you are stopped and ticketed for speeding. If you are worried about getting a ticket, then yes you should worry about speeding even if everyone else is. Yes, it is unlikely that you will be the one stopped, but someone has to be that person.

Well, at the risk of sounding parental:

Would you jump off a bridge just because everyone else does?

Laws are made an enforced for a reason. They may not always make sense to you, indeed, some make no sense at all, but there is a reason.

It may seem OK to do it because 'everyone else' is doing it. But rest assured people do get caught and ticketed, whether you are there to see it or not.

Wait until you or someone you care about is involved in (or, Heaven forbid, injured or killed in) a speed related wreck. Will you still feel the same way?

I reckon it all depends on how strictly enforced the speed limit is in your area. Notwithstanding the patronizing "would you jump off a bridge if everyone else does" answer someone provided, on interstates and similar highways/bi-ways it is usually in the best interest of the safety of yourself and those around you to move with the flow of traffic, provided it is not moving at a speed greater than your vehicle can safely and reliably travel. Many law enforcement agencies are aware of this, and that is why they will often let traffic travel at a "consensus" pace, even if that pace is well above the speed limit. I know this to be the case in the Chicago area, where one car traveling the speed limit while everyone else is doing 20 to 30 over is liable to cause a bottleneck and get someone hurt. IL state troopers would rather see traffic flow smoothly, even at 25MPH over the limit, than see a handful of people clogging up the flow but technically obeying the law. (They are less forgiving in less populated areas downstate where traffic is too thin for a "consensus" speed to form.) Please note that law enforcement's tendency to allow speeding under certain circumstances is NOT a license to drive as fast as you want. Even if everyone else is speeding, they WILL nail you if you're driving faster than everyone else and/or weaving in and out of traffic.

If you find your local highway enforcement will permit traffic to move at a consensus pace, it is best for you to move at that same pace. If, however, they are inclined to pick people out of the pack to give them tickets, you may want to drive a bit slower than the consensus pace, as the cops are far more likely to pull over someone who is passing you. My brief tenure as a PA resident left me with the impression that the state troopers are the type who would rather pick people out than let them establish a safe consensus pace. At least that was the case in Pittsburgh. Your experience on the other end of the state may be different.

Something that I have noticed with experience. It all depends on the area that you are driving in, as the user above stated. Usually the faster driver is the one that gets picked out of the pack. Typically officers monitor the left lane and focus their radar on this particular point and wait for someone to break their own justified speed limit. They are only there to keep you in line. Usually they will pull someone over just to be as a warning to other drivers, as to let them know that they are monitored. Even if the subject doesn't get a ticket, none of the other drivers know that. As long as they see that someone is pulled over, they will typically slow down in that part of the highway/road.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2015-07-17 17:36:49
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +5 pts
Q: Should you worry about going 75-80 mph in the Philadelphia area when everyone else is?
Write your answer...

Related Questions

Two pistons do not work in your 1978 Chevy van should you be worry if you are going to drive in a log trip?

no you dont if you arent driving in bad conditions but if you care you should be worry

Do guys like skinny or obease girls?

no one should worry about if a guy likes you because everyone looks different and everyone is a different shape and size.

Should you worry about you girlfriend of 15 months going to Europe for the summer to study?


Can a vibrator hurt the first time you use it?

it might, but it should feel good. But dont worry if it does everyone is different!

You have to present tomorrow and everyone makes fun of the way you talk what should you do?

just do not worry about and think they are in their underwear and do your best

What to do if people think you're a rapist and you're not?

Ignore it you should worry about what ppl say about you obviously your not one so just dont worry eventually it will all die down and everyone will get over it

If you are 4'10 how much should you weigh?

It depends on youre age. No one should care about there weight. Everyone is beautiful to someone and you should change yourself for anyone and you shouldnt worry about weight

Should you worry if you poo excessively?

yes you should probably worry.

What is the duration of Should I Worry About...?

The duration of Should I Worry About...? is 1800.0 seconds.

Why do Mexicans want to move to the US?

The USA is a rich country which gives people who live there an opportunity to have a happy life without the worry of everyone going poor.

Is it scary going through puberty?

No. It is a gradual process so it wont hit you all at once. It is something that everyone goes through in there life and you have nothing to worry about.

Is everyone going to die?

yes everyone will die but youdon't have to worry people are just trying to scare you but yes everyone will die. they say we will die in the year 2012 when a black whole will come. a black hole will come next to the earth and suck it up and will crush us all. but don't worry that wont happen for about 3 years sorry: none of us want to die but its going to happen just take Michael Jackson he died so we will to.

Should you worry if your child's temperature goes from 102 to 97.3?

no because the temperature is going down. Its recovering from a fever

What does worry prone mean?

Worry prone means that some people worry even if their lives are going well and then they worry about worrying.

If you have a boyfriend and his x girlfriend is going to a party at their house that you are not going to what should you do?

Don't worry about it. If he's serious about you, there's no problem. If there's a problem, he's not serious about you.

What clothes size should a 12 year old girl be?

Well, there is no right size for you're age... everyone is different!So dont worry.

How do you know when you have found the right person for you?

I think that it is different for everyone. But if you two get along great together, can talk about anything and not worry if they are going to get mad, upset or hurt and if you have common interests.

Do you go to the bathroom a lot before your period?

If by going to the 'bathroom a lot' you mean pooping, you may. Everyone is different, but I know that some people do. Don't worry, it's normal.

Will everyone have to be judged when they die?

If that is what you believe, yes. The bible states that everyone will be judged. If you do not believe in Christianity, then you don't have to worry about it.

Im 13 and I might be gay when will you know if im gay for sure?

Everyone figures it out at a different time. At 13, you should have some idea which team you are going to play on. It could also just be the attraction everyone feels when they are going through puberty. I wouldn't worry about it, you will know soon enough. The fact that you are asking the question means you will probably figure it out sooner than those that refuse to consider the possibility they might be gay.

Should you worry that your boyfriend looks at other women when you are with him?

No. You should not worry about it. You should dump him and get a man that treats you with the respect that you deserve.

Do cat siblings mate?

Sibling cats are not going to mate with one another. You should not have to worry about this when they are kittens because they will not even try this.

Red blood spotting at 13 weeks pregnant but only after sex should i worry?

You don't have to worry about spotting. You should worry about a heavy flow. You should also talk to your doctor.

What would you worry about the most?

When where and how i was going to die

What did Berrynose worry that he was going to be called?