Originally Posted by Haven_kd7yct
Re: speed: I think people generally pick a speed that they are comfortable going, regardless of the actual posted speed limit.
I don't think it overtly has anything to do with safety... people get comfortable at a speed, and they tend to go that speed.
That's certainly true for sensible people like you and me Haven... but I bet there's a good percentage who drive beyond their comfort zone for the thrill -- or because of emotion like anger, drunkenness, competitiveness, etc.
With one hand on the wheel and the other holding their cell phone...