People here in Indiana are all a bunch of idiots ( Me included, (Triedaq is not) ). If you are doing 60-62 in a 55 you will get tailgated over 50% of the time. If you go 55 you will get tailgated 90% of the time. If you go 65 in a 55 you will get tailgated 30% of the time and if you go 70 in a 55 you will still get tailgated sometimes. This is based on research I have done.
The drivers are often drunk or high and on meth, turn signals are not used alot, cell phones are usually in hand, many drivers do not even have a license. People burn their trash and toxic waste. Tires? Ah heck burn em too! My mailbox has been hit 3 times in the last 5 years!! I live on a perfectly straight road, and you have to go off the road to hit it.
Anyone that thinks that Indiana is filled with good 'ol friendly folk is wrong. Everyone is in a big hurry and only thinks of themselves. They act more like “city people” than actual city people do.
Since there is little to no law enforcement in my county I have decided I don’t care any more. I do rolling stops in intersections where Its wide open and I can see its clear, Some stop signs I don’t even bother slowing down for, and there is a turn on my way to work where I turn left onto a state highway and have to wait for the green light to do so. Not anymore. I wait till its clear and I go. If people feel they should not obey the speed limit and tailgate me when im going 7 over, why should I stop at stop signs or obey no right turn on reds. I will lower my standards to be more on par with other drivers.
Now I only do this when its wide open and I know for sure there’s no other cars, and the chance of a cop seeing you and then stopping you is small to none. Whats it hurting?. I don’t believe in certain traffic laws so I decided that I will no longer follow them.
I also may start littering since that’s a popular pastime here as well.