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Speed freaks!- Driving.

  1. marcel285 profile image66
    marcel285posted 8 years ago

    I can't understand people whom speed in their cars. Recently in Australia, where i currently live, a highly paid T.V personality went to court and tried to get out of a speeding ticket. In doing so, he suggested that the speed limit should be increased from 100k to 110 km. My bf, whom has $5000 worth of fines, in which case we can't go back to NZ because of, because we'll find our asses landed in a cell, agrees with this guy.

    My bf says, 'Well it doesn't matter what the limit is, because ppl will go the speed they want to go anyway.' I say, 'Well that's why they give us huge fines, to try get the point across that is you break the law, you suffer the consequences. And to enforce laws.'

    I wrote off my first car when i was 15. I was speeding to make it to work in time, doing 120k in pouring rain. I aquaplaned and crashed into a bank. This was a truly frightening experience for me, because at the time, i remember being in the ambulance car, my bf at the time with me, and  was demanding that he tell me whom he was. I suffered short term memory loss, which thank godness, only lasted for a couple of weeks.

    I'm so frustrated, as my bf doesn't seem to be learning from his mistakes. He walked in the door 20 minutes ago, with a $200 fine for doing 70k in a 50k zone.

    Every time i'm in the car with him, i say 'Slow down, slow down, for pete sakes!!!' But he insists that he's a good driver. Well i agree with that, but he's not the only one on the road, which he seems to forget. I don't know how to try to get the message through to him to keep the speeding on the track. It seems that he won't learn until it's too late. What do you do?

    Why do you speed if you do? Honestly, my bf's speeding, i put it down to his ego.

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    Ghost32posted 8 years ago

    Sometimes there's little you CAN do but wait it out.  My wife's son, Zach, is a reasonable-speed driver...NOW.  He's 24.  But until the last few months, he always drove like the proverbial bat out of Hell.  At age 21, within 60 days of getting back the driver's license he'd already lost once for a year, he passed a cop (going the other way) at 105 MILES (not Km) per hour.  Between that and ANOTHER ticket he got 3 months later, he's been without his license now for nearly 3 years.

    His Mom and I had tried to get "reality" through to him from the time he was about 16 on the subject of speeding, but nothing--not even losing the license--worked until one day he mysteriously grew up on his own. 

    Fortunately, he figured it out before anybody died or was seriously injured, but he had more than a few close calls.yikes

  3. marcel285 profile image66
    marcel285posted 8 years ago

    It scares the shit out of me..2 days ago, my bf went with his uncle to a town about 45 minutes away. My bf drive behind his uncle, the uncle riding a Harley that needed repairs. Then they came back home for the day, and drove back later in the day in a car together to pick up the Harley. My bf left the town in a car about 40mins bf his uncle left on the Harley.

    Then i got a phone call from my bf's uncle when he had arrived home, asking me if Rob, (my bf) had stopped by our place first, because he should have been at his uncles place by then to drop off his car so uncle could drive him home.

    The first thing that came to my mind was panic, 'Rob's you fucking idiot what have you done?!!? Speeding and in a ditch somewhere?!?!' But i thought about it a bit, and we are very close, and i think that if something happened to him, i would know in the instant that it happened.

    He had actually taken the wrong turn off, and gotten lost.
    But i live with that fear.

  4. marcel285 profile image66
    marcel285posted 8 years ago

    'Bat out of hell', that quote makes me laugh. My dad said that a lot when he taught me how to drive. Well he certainly didn't make it easy for me! I learn't to drive in a V8, 80'S Range rover. lol. The gear stick was about a meter long!

    I was horrified when i was 15, but now, well there's no car i can't drive!! Thanks dad. smile

 
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