Hum, on 04 May 2012 - 14:28, said:
I was just reading in a Newspaper, 66 people died and 1,509 were injured in Maryland, last year.
Worth the thrill ... ?
It always amuses me the difference between US drivers and European. I.E. Highway vs Autobahn. It really shows the differences in mentalities and abilities, and how Americans really are special ed drivers.
I've gotten my cobra over 160 multiple times going through Arizona, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, and in my home state of Colorado. I have not been in an accident in almost 20 years (when I was a teenager) and that accident was when I was doing 30 mph in the middle of the night going around a corner and hitting a pure black trailer without reflectors on it. If you're not retarded, and the people around you drive responsibly (i.e. using turning signals, only using the left lane to pass, etc) it's actually quite safe to do those speeds in vehicles made to handle them.
I don't, on the other hand, condone idiots doing 130+ in cheap crappy ~$15k cars like Geo Metro's that are not made to handle it.