## Why do cars go up to 160 mph?

Most speedometers max out around 140 or 160 mph, even though the cars aren’t designed to go that fast. The practice serves automakers’ needs to mass-produce standard gauges for different cars. It also adds psychological benefits to drivers, who may want to think of themselves as amateur racecar drivers.

What happens when you drive faster than the speed limit?

The maximum speed limit on most California highways is 65 mph. Driving faster than the posted speed limit, or than is safe for current conditions, on any road is dangerous and illegal. High speed increases your stopping distance.

### Why do drivers sometimes exceed the speed limit?

There are large differences in the amount of speeding between individual roads of the same category and with the same speed limit. Either intentionally or unintentionally an imbalance between speed limit and the road characteristics may cause drivers to exceed the speed limit.

Why does nobody go the speed limit?

Because good drivers find the “safe speed” of a road. They are often every day commuters. Road engineers observe the flow of traffic and set the speed limit accordingly. When speed limits are set too low they are ignored unless the fear of being caught for speeding is realistic.

## What is the highest speed limit in the world?

160 km/h
The highest posted speed limit in the world is 160 km/h (99 mph), which applies to two motorways in the UAE.

Driving at 80 mph will decrease fuel economy and therefore increase fuel consumption; fuel costs will be higher and CO2 (and other harmful gas) output will be higher. Our limited supply of fuel will be depleted faster if we all drive at 80 mph than if we drive at 70 mph.

### What are the 4 types of speed limits?

In California, there are four major Speed Laws: Basic, Prima Facie, Maximum, and Minimum.

What is the safest speed?

Typically, the prevailing speed is what traffic engineers use to determine what the official speed limit should be on any given road. Speed limits are set using the speed of which 85% of traffic flows. Studies show that this 85th percentile is the safest speed level.

## Do guys drive fast to impress a girl?

Most guys WILL drive fast (rash) and get into accidents, all just to impress a girl who sees nothing but the superficial image that he is trying to portray.

How do you break the habit of speeding?

10 Ways to Stop Speeding and How to Break the Habit

1. Start Cruising. The easiest way to avoid speeding is to use your cruise control.
2. Give Yourself More Time.
4. Learn the Cost of Speeding.
6. Identify Speeding Triggers.
7. Practice Calming Exercises.
8. Use Technology.

### Should I speed if everyone else is?

Yes, you can get a ticket for speeding when everyone else around you is speeding more. There is no law that says an officer has to give the ticket to the worst offender. If you are speeding, even 1 MPH over the speed limit, you are breaking the law and you could receive a ticket.

What country has no speed limit?

Germany
Due to those Autobahns, Germany is considered a country without a general speed limit on its highways.

## Can a car go faster than the speed limit?

Edit: Those who say we can’t limit speeds based on local speed laws are simply not thinking totalitarian enough. The federal government could mandate GPS systems be installed in cars, and the car exceed the local speed limit by no more than 10 mph.

Why are cars made to go significantly faster than the average car?

It might be able to make it that fast but the wheels might fall off and the engine will blow up. The thing is only sports cars are made to go that fast. Normal cars are made for fuel economy and it just so happens they can go fast because of the transmission but will fall apart sooner going super fast.

### Is there a limit to how fast a car can accelerate?

Top speed limiters exist, and are used by car rental companies. This in itself is a good argument against all the people saying a top speed greater than 85 mph (what Zipcar sets their limit to) is unsafe. If it were so unsafe, why would it be legal for rental companies to do this?

Edit: Those who say we can’t limit speeds based on local speed laws are simply not thinking totalitarian enough. The federal government could mandate GPS systems be installed in cars, and the car exceed the local speed limit by no more than 10 mph.

It might be able to make it that fast but the wheels might fall off and the engine will blow up. The thing is only sports cars are made to go that fast. Normal cars are made for fuel economy and it just so happens they can go fast because of the transmission but will fall apart sooner going super fast.

How does a car affect your speed choice?

Some of these characteristics may affect speed choice: Landrover-type cars increase: SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicles) and other ‘land rover’ type of cars become increasingly popular. This type of cars has high wheels, distorting the perception of speed. Speed will be underestimated.

## Why do some drivers prefer a higher speed?

There are also more permanent personality characteristics that affect speed choice and explain differences between individual drivers and groups of drivers. These types of driver characteristics are related to speed preferences and speed violations. Drivers, who prefer higher speeds, also consider higher speeds to be safe.