Drive The Limit

Everyone drives five to ten mph over the speed limit, don't they?   Heck, if you don't drive with the speed of traffic other people get mad at you.  Where's the harm if everyone does it? Well, consider these facts when pedestrians are hit by a car:

The faster vehicles travel, the more likely crashes are to occur and the more severe injuries will be. Speeding on residential streets is particularly dangerous since children are especially vulnerable due to their smaller stature.

  • At 20 mph, only 5% are killed, most injuries are slight and 30% suffer no injuries at all.
  • At 30 mph, 45% are killed, and many are injured.
  • At 40 mph, 85% of people hit are killed.        

Source: NHTSA

But even if most every motorist who speeds thinks of it as harmless while they are driving, often the same people complain about people speeding in their neighborhood.  After all, who wants cars speeding by their home when children are outside playing?  Home prices are typically higher in quiet residential streets.  People want to live in neighborhoods where they feel their children are safe to walk or bike to thier friends houses or to school.

It is almost as difficult to stop speeding as it is to quit smoking, maybe more so because so many people around you will be speeding. Other drivers may even get annoyed at any driver actually obeying the posted limit.  In order to help drivers who take the StreetShare pledge stand up to the peer pressure to speed, we have created a StreetShare vehicle magnet.

The StreetShare vehicle magnet tells people behind you that you are driving the limit on purpose because you care about safety and respect the neighborhood you are traveling through. By driving the speed limit with the StreetShare magnet on your car you can even act as a neighborhood pace car and keep other drivers from speeding.  You'll not only be a safer driver and less likely to severly injure or kill someone if you are in a crash, but you can make your neighborhood a more desirable place to live and more pleasant for children, the elderly, and the disabled.