For quite a lot of people, driving is a chore, something they have to do to get to work or the grocery store.
And for those drivers, a car is just a tool.
But for others, driving is something to be enjoyed. However, it’s getting hard to be a responsible driving enthusiast.
There are a number of factors at play here.
For one thing, it is becoming more and more socially unacceptable to speed on roads.
Cities nationwide are implementing 25mph speed limits, and the evidence coming in shows that does in fact have a measurable effect on pedestrian casualties.
But even out of town, the open roads aren’t so empty anymore.
That makes it frustrating for other drivers—who don’t want to contend with Ricky Racer and his Miata pinned to their bumper for miles and miles—and frustrating Ricky, who just wants to have some fun.
So the prospect of an Sunday-morning drive through the country starts to become less and less appealing.
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