Here’s a new concept that just might work to get people to drive the speed limit! Paying drivers not to speed could be the next step in the war against the road toll. A new study partly funded by the US Government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that speeding was virtually eliminated among a group of drivers who were offered $25 a week not to exceed the speed limit. I do a lot of highway driving to and from work, putting about 50,000 miles a year on my car…and it’s obvious to me that very few people are actually driving the speed limit!
Just to stay in the ‘flow of traffic’ on the freeway, you have to go about 5 miles over the limit here in the Metro Detroit area. I do think if people were being paid to drive the speed limit they would be more likely to do so!
Would a financial incentive keep you from speeding? How much would it have to be?