I remember one conversation where Tom Magliozzi, one of the brothers, said he believed that America should have one universal speed limit: 35 miles per hour. Why? Because he had been in a very bad accident when he was in college that made him stop and think about what would happen if we all slowed down a bit in everything we do.
Perhaps if we take just a slightly longer look at everything that is going on around us, we would make for fewer mistakes and have fewer accidents. Not bad advice. I was reminded of his speed limit wish when I learned of his passing this week. It made me think that it would probably make him happy to know that at least one person was listening to his speed limit idea and, agreed that slowing down so we can appreciate more of the precious opportunities we have definitely does make for a better ride.