@nuleafjhawk said in WSU grudge:
If you’re driving AT the speed LIMIT, isn’t that what you’re supposed to do? See, there’s a minimum and a maximum that you can LEGALLY drive. Some of us actually do that backwards, hillbilly stuff. I would drive much, much faster but that would compromise my texting/drinking/changing clothes in the car skills.
Yes it is what we are supposed to do – unless it causes problems with the flow of traffic or is otherwise unsafe.
The driver needs to take into account the environment.
I think this makes for a decent analogy:
If the speed limit is 55 and everyone is driving 65-70 and I drive 47, it would be legal but it would also be a hazard. Likewise, 55 in a 55 zone could be too fast in ice and fog, etc… Some people drive faster than they should… others drive slower… No one gets hurt if we all drive about the same.
Police set up speed traps and pull multiple cars over when they want to make a point that everyone is driving too fast and they want to change the behavior of the community.
That’s analogous to what the NCAA has done with a handful of schools.
They set up a speed trap as a signal to the coaching community to slow down. My problem with it is that they only seemed to snare the adidas schools, which is like a speed trap that only catches German cars.
If I drive 65 in a 55, and get snared in a speed trap with 5 or 6 other cars, I would find it a bit extreme if someone called me a criminal.
and that’s why I wouldn’t call Self a “liar and a cheater” in this situation. He was going 65 like most of the community. He got snared. But the snare was discriminate and selective.