AKA The Need for Speed
Speeding is pretty much an issue anywhere nowadays it seems… Except Hawaii! Gawd to they drive SLOW there! Tennessee is no exception. With hours of travel time between the major towns, the Interstate speed limit goes up to 70mph (or 112.6 kph). People will go faster than that too. Half of them will do about 80 to 85.
Unlike California though, most of the drivers are reasonably courteous. The only unwritten rule is that if you’re in the fast lane and somebody is coming up behind you, move over to the right (if you can). Well, technically that’s actually the law in most states also, but see if anyone follows it most places… Most drivers in Tennessee are fairly courteous though, with 2 exceptions:
1: Around Nashville – There’s just too many people from too many states (damned Yankees) moved there, and too many different styles of driving. Generally, it’s not heinous however.
2: Georgia Drivers – MAYBE it’s because (having lived there) I know that the law there gives drivers 15mph over the speed limit before they will ticket them. Whatever the reason, Georgia drivers be all like:
Then again… I didn’t drive like THAT, but when I moved Ginger to the new house, I *may* have gotten her up to 93 mph (150 kph) at one point… Well, because… Mustang!