If the penalty for driving over the posted speed limit was: 1. You lose your driver's license (most likely forever!) 2. you're thrown in jail 3. you're fined 4. police confiscate your car/truck and 5. potentially lose your job. - Would you go over the speed limit? I hazard to guess you would not. However, if you or a loved one was seriously injured and you're headed to the emergency room, I bet you would speed just to save their life.