Speed limit of 70 not always safe

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Where I live there are freeway speed limits of 85 mph in a rural area. This may seem crazy, but driving only 70 mph and having other drivers constantly swerving around you is not safe. Why then does a person have to stay under 70 mph to not be penalized with License+?
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Posted 6 months ago

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We face a similar problem. My daughter has been one of the drivers as we travel cross country. Some fo the speed limits are set at 75 MPH but if she drives the speed limit she gets penalized.
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Hi saychoss and Stuart,

Thanks for checking in about License+. We selected 70mph because speeding (or driving at high speeds) is a top bad driving habit for teens. We realize highway speed limits vary from state to state, and that this may seem slow for some drivers. Our point of view is that 70mph is a safe max speed for the first 100 hours of independent driving and will help create safe driving habits beyond License+. The best thing to do to maintain a high score is to stay to the right and keep it under 70mph. There is unfortunately no way to adjust that limit at this time.

I hope this explains a bit more about our thoughts behind the program. Please let me know if you have any further questions on this.

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