I was talking to a psychology prof on the plane and he was telling me of a research project they did last year in AZ, and i am greatful he let me copy the notes. They looked at professional drivers who were known to speed and they charted their speeding patterns using GPS for 9 months. Whenever a driver sped the GPS issued a SMS and/or email to the researchers. These guys were salesmen who had to drive from one client to the next. These guys were considered professional drivers because they had to drive for business.
The prof said all speeders aren't consider equal and he ranked speeders in the following categories: conservative speeder, moderate speeder, agressive speeder. I dont know how he ended up ranking the drivers he told me about but I'm just wanting to know if you guys were to look at the drivers below what category would you put each of them in? also wanting to know which one of them you would probably say is most bike friendly lol?
Driver A was a 36 year old male who sped nearly 100% of the time when he was on city and rural roads, but never sped on the highway. He almost always drove 50-55mph in 35mph zones, in 20mph zones on rural roads he tended to drive 40mph, on highways with 75mph speed limits he stayed very close to the speed limit.
Driver B was a 39 year old male who would speed roughly 50% of the time, he sped on all types of roads. In 35mph zones he would normally do 50-55mph, in 50mph zones he would normally do 70-75mph, in 75mph zones he would do 95-105mph
Driver C was a 47 year old male who tended to speed about 50% of the time. He sped on all types of roads but tended to speed most on intermediate roads where the limit was 50mph. In a 35mph zone he tended to stay near 35mph but might get up to 45mph on rare occassions. In a 50mph zone he tended to get up to 70-75mph(even 80mph a couple of times), in 75mph zones he might get up to 100 on occassion
Driver D was a 42 year old male who did almost all city driving. In a 35mph zone he tended to do 45mph, but did get up to 65mph on numerous occassions when he was in a 35zone. In 50mph and in 75mph zones he tenfed to follow the speed limit