When I took my driver’s license in exam in Massachusetts in 1970, one of the four questions I got wrong was, “is it OK to accelerate past the speed limit to pass another vehicle?” I said it was. I was wrong.
I like to think I was merely ahead of my time.
Rep.Tom Rukavina, who occasionally regales the House with stories of his driving experiences, has gotten initial approval of a bill that would allow Minnesota drivers to exceed the speed limit by 10 mph on roads where the speed limit is at least 55, when passing a vehicle going slower than the speed limit.
State Patrol Maj. Michele Tuchner expressed concern about drivers thinking they get the extra 10 mph when preparing to pass or after returning to the right lane, according to Session Daily.