I understand the definition of distal, and mesial. But never when referring to mud flaps, unless they're mounted in your mouth (bc it's dental terms)
This is at the root of why I consider many interstate speed limits to be too low. When the limit is 10-15 mph lower than the safe, normal speed people travel, it increases the distribution of speeds people are traveling and causes people to have to change lanes more often. That's more dangerous than if everyone were traveling faster and very close in speed to one another.+
Posted Highways & Interstate speeds have increased 5~10 around here recently, around 80 for Interstate flow speed.
Flow of traffic & Not having to change lanes is safe,, trying to get around someone who's slow > is dangerous.
Time is money for most & the slight extra burn of fuel is worth it, thus the increased posted speeds.
Yeah, my favorite part is how on most city streets; our politicians simply lowered the limits but didn't bother to tell drivers. The long stretch of road I use to get home from my Graveyard Shift job used to be 30mph. And of course you could easily do 40mph without having to worry about the speed cameras going off. Needless to say, I'm sure I'm not the only one who got a handful of camera speeding tickets in the mail that first month the law was changed but the city "forgot" to post the new 25mph Limit signs.They lowered local roads limit here in NYc to 25. justifying it by failed vision 0, which was proven counterproductive and abolished by the country that pioneered it. but nyc politicians are stuck on that lie, and make money now by thousands speed cameras around the city.
People had to pass you and as you claim, wiped out mile after mile. I'm tempted to throw the BS flag.This morning as I was cruising 62 in a 60 and it seemed like 9 out of 10 motorists were going past me in the 70's and 80s mph I started coming up on brake lights. The pavement was wet but it wasn't raining. Yet mile after mile I eased past many of the people driving way too fast for conditions and had wiped out.