VIEWPOINT - The Cost of Following the Speed Limit
I am 79 years old and I consider myself a very safe driver. I have driven hundreds of thousand of miles, from city bus in Edmonton, to semi trailer from Edmonton to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Fort Mac. and Yellow Knife, and thousands of miles by private auto. I have never been the cause of an accident, and I have only gotten one (1) speeding ticket. That was not entirely my fault. They had moved the warning sign from one side of the bridge to the other, it was dark and there was a car coming toward me with one light. I missed the sign. I always drive the speed limit.
Driving the speed limit costs money. Yes it does. We had a Subaru, and every time we drove to Edmonton for Xmass it cost us one and sometimes two head lights, at $254.00 each. We don't have that car any more, now we drive a bigger, safer vehicle. But we still get rock chips in the windshield, and twice we had to replace windshields, just because we drive the speed limit, and nobody else does. We went to Edmonton on the 2nd of this month, and had to have a rock chip fixed to the tune of $62.00.
Can you give us some answers as how we can avoid all this cost just for driving the speed limit? Please do not tell me to stay home.