Time--Sunday night between 9 and 10 p.m. (The Giants were mauling the Packers on WFAN. Over the weekend, rather than listen to new wave on complimentary Sirius Radio, I couldn't tear myself away from the FAN with New York Jet fans moaning about the Jets' Thanksgiving Day loss to the Patriots--what fun!).
Stretch of road--Interstate 89; 60 miles from Lebanon to Concord.
Results of our traveling at 65-66 mph survey--
10 cars sailed past me as I was observing the speed limit; they were obviously law breakers.
1 car was going so slowly, I had to pass it. Yes, that was the law abiding citizen out and traveling our road. I nearly got all the way to Concord without coming upon a single person obeying the law, but around Hopkinton, I did in fact come upon this law abider.
I saw no state troopers on the highway, but then it was dark.
Would I lie?
Of course not.
You do the math. 10-1; what percentage is that of law breakers?
91 percent sounds right to me. If we raised the speed limit to 70 or 75 miles an hour, society would be just as safe, but we wouldn't have 91 percent of decent folks making criminals of themselves!
Next time, maybe the week after Christmas, I'll raise my speed to 70 miles an hour and see what percentage of people still pass me. My guess is it'll be 50/50.