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Old 16 April 2014, 06:09 PM
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But rarely can one actually increase their average speed.
First thing is that driving over the speed limit does not mean you will crash and burn. Most people do regularly exceed the posted limits yet accident rates are going down. Contrary to the adage, speed, in and of itself, does not kill.

Next is how you increase your average speed. You can do it by increasing the speed while you are actually moving or you can do it by decreasing the time you are not moving, i.e. making a pit stop. Or you can do it by doing both.

Finally, you can not control what other people do. You are just as likely to be delayed by a crash when you are driving under the posted limit as when you are driving over the limit.

Yes, I can raise my average speed when I need to. And over long distances too.
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Old 16 April 2014, 06:14 PM
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Yes, I can raise my average speed when I need to. And over long distances too.
At the expense of putting yourself and others at risk.

There is a clear and unarguable correlation between the severity of an accident and the speed of the vehicle. Speed may not have a strong effect on the frequency of accidents but it is very strongly correlated with the severity of the accident.
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Old 16 April 2014, 06:21 PM
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Case 1: Sprinting between stop lights. Going 15 MPH over the limit between a pair of stoplights rarely affects how fast you get to where you are going.
Are we assuming city driving here? If I'm trying to increase my average speed it's on a freeway trip.
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Old 16 April 2014, 08:31 PM
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Are we assuming city driving here? If I'm trying to increase my average speed it's on a freeway trip.
We haven't really specified city vs. highway.

Certainly the OP on where to mount the better tires must apply to city and highway driving.
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Old 16 April 2014, 09:40 PM
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Certainly the OP on where to mount the better tires must apply to city and highway driving.
Duh.

I was specifically asking about the bit I quoted.
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