What’s the right speed …
When you’re driving through nature?
Getting there fast is overrated
Answer: Somewhere between the velocity of the Tortoise and the Hare. And if we’ve learned anything from that fable: Going slower actually gets you there first. (Just ask the poor hare – he’s never won once! Once of these days the Hare is going to wisen up and challenge the Tortoise to a sprint.)
Reminder: Wherever you drive, forget to to keep a vigilant eye out for both, especially in roads that traverse conservation lands. Rabbits and turtles call those places home, and both too frequently are common roadkill.
Other advantages of going slow?
- It increases your time to think and decompress.
- More quality radio and audio book listening time.
- You lead by example by showing other people how to drive.
- Driving the speed limit is safer.
- You probably save on gas.
P.S. And if run across any litter, pick it up. It does a place well to see it litter free.