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'Zen' and the art of driving the speed limit

In the modern era of stressed out drivers, many motorists opt to drive about five to ten miles over the speed limit on a regular basis. These drivers seem to think that pushing the speed limit like this makes their lives better.

In fact, you might argue the that speeding does opposite. Driving fast makes your day more stressful, it puts you at risk of getting hurt and it could make you liable if you get into a car accident.

If you're not on board with driving the speed limit yet, here are a few convincing points that could get you excited to enjoy the "zen" of driving the speed limit:

Save money on gas: When you drive slower, you won't use as much gas to get from A to B. You can then use the money you save on things that bring you peace, like a trip to the spa or a trip to the beach!

Save your life: People who drive slower are less likely to get into an accident. They're also less likely to suffer severe injuries if they do get into a crash. Reducing your chances of dying or getting catastrophically injured should be on every driver's list of goals.

Reduce stress: Driving faster makes your driving experience a lot more stressful because you have to be a lot more careful and reactive with regard to the traffic all around you. In fact, the amount of time you save -- perhaps only a few minutes -- isn't going to improve your life that much. Why not save on stress and get there a few minutes later, instead?

If this article saves one life or saves one person from getting into a serious auto collision, then the time spent writing it was more than worth it. On the other hand, if you were driving the speed limit and following the rules of the road -- and you got hurt in a serious collision because another driver was speeding, you might want to visit our website to evaluate your legal rights and options following a car accident.

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