I think that the speed limit should be strictly enforced. It is horrible that we try to teach teenagers to obey important rules such as no drinking, no smoking, no harassment, no violence, etc but then when they start driving they are bombarded by examples of people blatantly breaking laws going 50 MPH in a 35 MPH zone or even worse with no consequences. Furthermore, sometimes it is even the norm to go over the speed limit. I would say people take the speed limit more as an average than an upper bound. People have even honked at me and flicked me off for driving at the speed limit. The most obvious problem with this is that it is dangerous to go above the speed limit. I am sure that the people who made the speed limits first conducted studies to see what is safe and then made an intelligent decision about how fast drivers should go. The less obvious, but perhaps more important problem with this is that the disregard for the speed limit provides a bad precedent for adherence to other laws. It undermines the strength and the sanctity of all of the laws that allow society to operate.