But then that is all about judgement and until that judgement is tested, you may not know what is excessive or inappropriate.But sometimes speeding does not increase the chances of having an accident - excessive and inappropriate speed does, speed per se does not.
Is all I'm saying.
According to someone I work with police drivers are trained to drive at high revs in a low gear (so will cruise on the motorway in 4th) as the car will react quicker if they need to accelerate.But it's true. Sometimes it's better to accelerate past a potential incident than get caught up in it.
Have done this on about 4 occasions I can remember. I recall driving on the M5 in the outside lane when a car up ahead in the middle lane (Jan I think) was overladen with garden furniture and it was obvious one of the chairs was about to fall off. Indeed it did and I accelerated quite dramatically to around 90/100 and the chair bounced over my car into the central reservation. Had I not increased my speed the chair would have smashed into my windscreen, that I am sure.But it's true. Sometimes it's better to accelerate past a potential incident than get caught up in it.