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Slow and Fast Lanes

TRUE or FALSE?

The posted speed limit is a law that applies to all traffic lanes. Technically speaking, there is no “fast lane” or “slow lane”.

Answer: TRUE

  • In at least 29 states, slower traffic is expected to keep right (and many drivers treat this as an “unwritten rule” of the road), except for emergency vehicles, which are permitted to exceed the posted speed limit when their lights and sirens are on.
  • Speeding is a contributing factor in nearly 28% of all fatal crashes.
  • The probability of death, disfigurement, or debilitating injury grows with higher speed at impact. That’s because your body is traveling at the same speed as the car, even though it feels like you are just sitting still. At the time of a sudden stop or impact, your car stops traveling but your body doesn’t.
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