Aug. 9, 2004 — Watch out for rich people in their fancy cars. It turns out people with higher incomes say they push past the speed limit more often than middle-income drivers.

Dawn Royal of Gallup Poll found the relationship between moderate speeding and higher incomes to be statistically significant, and was surprised to find such a correlation. 'I was actually intrigued by it,' Royal said, 'especially because it only seemed to hold true for the speeding elements and not the other aggressive driving measurements.' 

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Which do you think is a more likely cause of why higher-income drivers speed more than others: because they don`t care about having to pay tickets, or because they think they are above the law?
Aug. 9, 2004 — Watch out for rich people in their fancy cars. It turns out people with higher incomes say they push past the speed limit more often than middle-income drivers.

Dawn Royal of Gallup Poll found the relationship between moderate speeding and higher incomes to be statistically significant, and was surprised to find such a correlation. `I was actually intrigued by it,` Royal said, `especially because it only seemed to hold true for the speeding elements and not the other aggressive driving measurements.`

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18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 4:17:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
How about so the police can make more money?
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 7:27:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Probably because they don't care about a $200 ticket if they are making $250,000 a year.
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 7:28:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
they have more confidence
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 12/16/04 - 8:02:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
My Dad drives a Mercedes and he drives it like a maniac. I can't wait until the day he gets caught and has to be fined. He thinks he'll never get caught. He's an idiot.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 12/16/04 - 8:05:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
They think they're above the law and they're trying to show off. Like the 'bad' kids in school. It's pretty immature.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 12/16/04 - 8:09:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
because if the car is nice, its also fun to drive, and accelerating quickly gives you a nice rush

the end

17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 12/16/04 - 8:11:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
Nicer cars, the assertiveness that made them successful in business translating to the road, perhaps a more lingering sense of invincibility than others?
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 2/21/05 - 3:35:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think a lot of people think the law doesn't apply to them, in the same way that they think that health implications don't apply to them.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 3/24/05 - 2:21:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
Probably because they don't care about the ticket
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 3/24/05 - 2:57:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
Probably several reasons:
1. They spent a ton of $ on a fast car, so they want to go fast.
2. They work hard and are more often in a rush
3. They are thinking about other things than possible tickets
4. They are generally more aggressive people
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 4/28/05 - 10:54:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think it's a case of being able to afford the ticket OR of being above the law. I think it's because higher income drivers tend to have faster, more powerful cars and therefore are more confident and enjoy driving faster.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 5/1/05 - 12:14:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
Ah, the power of adrenaline.



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