Changing Speed Limits
May 2, 2012
“If higher speed limits are set, people will simply not be exceeding them as much.” That is the rationale behind stop100.ca, a group that is calling on the Ontario Government to increase speed limits to as high as 130 km/h. A spokesman from the Ontario Transportation Ministry stated that in 2008, speed contributed to 21% of highway fatalities and the department has no interest in changing the present limits.
Stop100.ca says that their goal isn’t to increase the speed that motorists presently drive, it is simply an attempt to de-criminalize the way people already behave. Their rationale is :If most people break the speed limit, then the speed limit must be wrong. However Ontario Transportation maintains “Experience in other jurisdictions generally indicates that fatal collisions can increase with higher speed limits.”
We see in society the behaviours that fifty years ago would have been considered wrong, have gradually been accepted and now are considered normal.
That has happened in the church as well. If people couldn’t or wouldn’t live up to the standards set by the Bible, the church simply lowered the bar. But the Bible warns us in Proverbs “There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.”
Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.