Watch The 'Speed Kills Myth' Guy Dominate This Debate On Speed Limits

You know Chris Thompson from the best takedown of the 'Speed Kills' myth you've ever seen. A British Columbia news show brought him on for a live debate and he absolutely dominated.

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The main concerns that #Unfiltered's Jill Krop and guest Vivian Krause pose are straightforward:

  • Everyone drives over the speed limit, so if the speed limit is raised, everyone will go way, way too fast.
  • Reckless youths in their 'hot rods' like to drive recklessly over the speed limit, so they will drive even more recklessly if speed limits are upped.
  • People in old cars and people who are skittish drive at or under the speed limit as it is, so if the limit is raised, they'll be going dangerously slow.
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Thompson absolutely defeats all of these arguments thoroughly — watch this short six minute video and you'll see his amazingly clear, calm reasons why raising limits where appropriate is still the right thing to do.

(Hat tip to drivesJapanesedesiresEuro!)

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These two women who are complaning about the "young men with the hot rods that go fast" are the same women who are applying makeup, are going 60mph on the left lane on any given southern California freeway. They are moe dangerous than "young men in hot rods", BECAUSE YOU ARE DRIVING DISTRACTED OR TOO SLOW!!!!! And that, my fellow jalopians, is the true danger that we all know.