Atlantans speed on the roadways. There’s no denying it. The whole reason we got flexible speed limit signs on I-285 is because the old 55 MPH signs were routinely ignored. But that doesn’t mean that it’s safe to speed as much as you want on I-285, even if it’s late at night and traffic is light.
The AJC has reported on an incident that demonstrates this. A driver was killed in a three-vehicle crash near the Glenwood exit. Police say that the driver was speeding and tried to pass a vehicle, but didn’t leave enough space. The driver clipped the vehicle and lost control, crashing into a third vehicle before tumbling off into the woods.
The driver was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. Police say that he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. The people in the other two cars were uninjured.
Atlantans may have proved that the 55 MPH limit was silly, but the flexible speed limit signs must be followed. Roads are designed to handle particular speeds. When exceeded, there’s not enough time to shift lanes safely. And if you follow too close, as what seems to have happened in this case, you run the risk of death.
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