It was on this date in 1974 President Nixon signed a bill into law setting the federal speed limit at 55 mph.

Remember those days?  Seemed to take forever to get anywhere.

An interesting statistic from the National Traffic Safety Institute - at any given time, 70% of drivers are speeding.

Besides being dangerous, speeding really doesn't pay off.

Again, quoting the National Traffic Safety Institute, most people's driving consists of short trips.  And on a five mile outing, you save only 43 seconds by going 70 miles per hour instead of 60.

On a 10 mile trip, you save only one minute and 26 seconds; and on a 15 mile drive, just two minutes and nine seconds.

Not exactly worth the price of a ticket now, is it?