For the last year or so, when I drive, I’ve been driving the speed limit most places, but always on Newton streets. I have some experiences to share, but first a group activity for our readers: over the next few days, drive the speed limit. Not within five miles or whatever you calculate is slow enough to avoid a ticket. At the speed limit. On streets like Walnut Street (25 MPH south of Comm. Ave.), Dedham, Washington, Watertown, Centre, not just quiet residential streets. At all different times of the day. When there is light, moderate, and heavy traffic.

I’ll post something in a week or so to follow up. Comment here or on that post about your experiences.