Speed Limit Showcases Ineffectiveness of “Law” [VIDEO]

In 2006 a group of students at Georgia State University went on a leisurely drive – their vehicles traveling abreast at 55mph on I-85 in Atlanta. Their end-result, A Meditation On The Speed Limit Cast & Crew, showcased just how arbitrary is the “law.”

The folks depicted in this video made their point by following what is purported to be the “law,” when in reality, it’s just man-made legislation.

Clearly almost everyone on the road – prior to these college students constraining their speed via their rolling roadblock – chose to travel faster than 55mph. The ability and competency of almost all drivers to operate their vehicles in a safe manner despite the dictates put-forth by such folks makes clear that blindly following proscribed constraints isn’t always best.

Think about it – if the “law” is absolute and objective, how can it hinge on an arbitrary political boundary or on the whims of some self-proclaimed authority?


Art by Dave Dixon
Art by Dave Dixon

Pete Eyre

Pete Eyre is co-founder of CopBlock.org. As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, he seeks to inject a message of complete liberty and self-government into the conversation of police accountability. Eyre went to undergrad and grad school for law enforcement, then spent time in DC as an intern at the Cato Institute, a Koch Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, Directer of Campus Outreach at the Institute for Humane Studies, Crasher-in-Chief at Bureaucrash, and as a contractor for the Future of Freedom Foundation. In 2009 he left the belly of the beast and hit the road with Motorhome Diaries and later co-founded Liberty On Tour. He spent time in New Hampshire home, and was involved with Free Keene, the Free State Project and The Daily Decrypt.