Here is a question I’ve been wondering about for some time and was hoping for some light to be shed on it. For the record I strive to be a very safe driver and not exceed the speed limit. However, as we all know, police won’t ticket you for going a few mph over, and my question here is that while I know we have an obligation to obey just laws, my concern is that when it comes to laws like speed limits, should we be interpreting them in a legalistic sense or in a conventional sense? If it’s an unspoken part of the practice of the law, a convention, for law enforcement to not care about 33 mph in a 30 zone, does this mean we can be a bit liberal when following the law?
The intention of the law is to promote safety, but at times I feel I might be making others unsafe if, while I’m trying to obey the posted limit to a T, others around me are going a bit faster and encountering a slower driver such as myself might lead to accidents resulting from a log jam of traffic. Thoughts on this?