[quote="MatureMomG, post:1, topic:213671"]
"If everyone is zipping along at 80-90 and you're putzing at the posted limit of 65, you're a hazard. In that case, I would say speeding (as minimally as safe) is the lesser of two evils and not sinful."
I love this post, and it is a question I ask priests in the Confessional often; however, personally, I would be careful with the assertion that because "everyone is zipping along at 80-90" and you're traveling at 65, that you are the hazard. Just because everyone else is potentially behaving dangerously, it wouldn't seem prudent for me to follow the same course of action.
There are times when I have been driving and other motorists are severely tailgating me at 70 to 75 mph, and I move to the far right lane and slow down and let them pass. My mother worked in a trauma unit in the OR of a hospital, and if more of us saw the results of high-speed accidents, I suspect we would slow down.
Having said this, I live in a rural state where speed limits are typically 65 to 75 mph on the interstate, and I am frequently frustrated with the artificially low speed limits set in a few other states. The difference is, I have found most motorists here to be more polite (generally) and careful, so the higher speed doesn't seem as wreckless. However, I am reminded often by mom about what happens to people in accidents (blown tires, animals on road, etc.) at those speeds, regardless of the cautious driving.
I hope this doesn't sound critical or pedantic, but a red flag goes up for me, when people act one way versus another, based on the actions of the majority. Thanks for the great post! God Bless! :)