24th February 2014

Video: A Meditation on the Speed Limit

Subtitle: “An extraordinary Act of Public Obedience”

Students from Georgia State University decided to be law-abiding citizens and drive the speed limit, exactly the speed limit, around the “Perimeter” in Atlanta to see what would happen.  Although this little experiment was a bit contrived (i.e., they “locked door handles” across all four lanes), it very clearly points out how those who insist on driving slowly in the left lanes can provoke other drivers, some of whom end up making terribly unwise and dangerous decisions as a result.

Watch this video and keep your eyes peeled for those who drive off onto the shoulder to get around.  One vehicle (a white van) clips the side mirror off a parked car and could have plowed into the back of it under slightly different circumstances.

To view “A Meditation on the Speed Limit” try this link on YouTube.  Let us know what you think.  Does it prove a point?


If this link doesn’t work, try searching YouTube using “meditation speed limit” for your search terms and that should pull up a current link.  If all else fails, go to the CampusMovieFest link (below) and then click on “Search Movies” and enter “meditation speed limit” and that will get you there.


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12th February 2014


“when I see these ridiculous stickers, I slow down and stay in the left lane.

“I pay road taxes like the rest. thank you for letting others id themselves as road raging speeders that I slow down and block.  spoke with a few people that target these speeders in the left lane also.”


This unedited email clearly demonstrates the kind of attitude which does absolutely nothing to help reduce what we call the “emotional temperatures” on today’s crowded highways.  In fact, it appears that “Knightmare” is an appropriate moniker for this person.

We can only wish s/he would consider the possibility that this kind of behavior potentially provokes other drivers, with foolish and dangerous actions being a likely response.  All of this could easily be prevented if “Knightmare” would simply move out of the way and let the other person pass.  Then we could all live to have pleasant dreams, instead.  [JAT]

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