About Hypocrisy and speed limits

Every morning I drive to work, I have to take this one annoying road.
It’s about 5 km long.
The speed limit is 70km/h.

This is hardly a matter of safety.
The town who borders the road is populated by rich people.
They simply didn’t like the sound of speeding cars and payed a lot of money to make sure they speed camera’s would be there.

Now usually, at 6:00 in the morning I would ignore speed limits, but this particular road is full of speed camera’s.
I do know where they are located, but it’s too much of a hassle to slow down after ever couple of hundred meters.

Instead I am enjoying my morning coffee and laughing at cars who are ignore the speed limit and will definitely get at ticket.
Some do know where they are and go up and down in speed.

At almost end the end of the road there is one more traffic light before a very busy highway.
This is where everyone is rushing to get into the left lane.
This last part is indicated with speed limit of 50 km/h, but since there are no speed camera’s, that’s when everyone speeds up way more than they should.

People are hypocrites.
And I am guilty too.
You’re only really a “criminal” if you get caught, right?

Then again, the government is too.

What do you think, is the government shaping us or are we shaping them?
Do you think speed limits and camera’s are always a matter of safety?

11 thoughts on “About Hypocrisy and speed limits

  1. I really like the last part, “then again, the government is too.” When you get caught you have to pay a fine. Don’t you think the cops speed sometimes for no reason just because they can?

  2. No, the cameras/ speed limits definitely are not solely installed for the purpose of safety.
    You pose an interesting question regarding the shaping of government. It’s like a circle. We don’t know where it starts and where it ends. There are lobbyists who get governmental figures to do whatever they want, but then they in turn have us (average people) do whatever they want. So the people influence the government, so that it can influence us. One way or another, the average folk gets screwed.

    I laughed when I read about you driving slowly, drinking coffee (eating popcorn) and just watching others and laughing at them. Funny.

    I just think it’s such a waste when there is an open road and a low speed limit.

  3. I do think average people could have power.
    But I will be honest, I don’t vote.
    I don’t think I will ever feel at home in a country, so there is no need for me to participate.

    Ha yes. It’s kind of me eating popcorn and seeing big ass BMW getting tickets. Muhahah.

  4. I am afraid I am quite ignorant on the subject matter of speed limits and cameras so I don’t know if I have anything worthwhile to contribute to the topic. I’m assuming the cover for speed limits and cameras are for the pretense of safety but they probably don’t help much. People are going to speed anyway and try to get away with it when they can.

  5. Hey! Great post!

    I had a smile on my face when I read about you smiling at people who get tickets! This is soo me! 😀

    Regarding your question, I do think that speed limits are installed for the purpose of safety for most of the time (not always, but mostly). It is very easy to say that a speed limit on a certain road is complete nonsense, but indeed there are stories of car accidents with animals or other vehicles you wouldn’t have believed to ever have happened!

    Regarding the government question, it depends in what country and under what kind of government you live. In a democracy, I’d definetly say both parties shape each other to a certain extent, eventhough ​there may be many occasions in which the government certainly has the upper hand.

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  6. Ha! We’re both savage 😉

    I think in Germany, some highways there are no speed limits. I wonder how that works.
    I think it could be dangerous, because a BMW can easily get to a certain speed, but my little Opel Corsa has to force herself to it.

    I agree with you, it depends on the country. But, I did notice, that West European countries can be pretty corrupt. They are just better at hiding!

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