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"I drive safely at 40mph"

Why is it that I follow Mr or Mrs careful driver along an A road for mile after mile with no overtaking opportunities at 40mph and as soon as we enter a village with a 30mph limit, I slow down to 30mph and the "safe driver" disappears in the distance still doing 40mph?????
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Because they are idiots.

It is nearly as bad when they are behind you. You travel along at 60mph on the main road, and they are miles behind but as soon as you enter a village at 30mph they sit right on your bumper and appear frustrated that you are going too slowly, until the speed limit ends again....
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Why is it that I follow Mr or Mrs careful driver along an A road for mile after mile with no overtaking opportunities at 40mph and as soon as we enter a village with a 30mph limit, I slow down to 30mph and the "safe driver" disappears in the distance still doing 40mph?????
because in the mind of Mr/Mrs 40mph driver, if they drive at 40mph in a 30, 40 and 60 zone, it all sort of averages out.

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I am convinced there's a high percentage of drivers who can't understand what the National Speed Limit sign means.
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I am convinced there's a high percentage of drivers who can't understand what the National Speed Limit sign means.
Or what the national speed limit is.

The A40 runs past here, and the speed limit is 60mph as it is a single carriageway.

There is a speed camera with a NSL sign right in front of it, but many people slow down to 50mph or less.
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I have the same trouble since driving a laggy diesel Ewok.


OP just needs a faster car.
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