Quiz: How Fast Will You Drive by the End of the Year?: HowStuffWorks
How Fast Will You Drive by the End of the Year?
By: Nikki Weed
6 Min Quiz
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About This Quiz
Let's face it: Most of us went through driver's education wanting to do nothing but disobey traffic laws and drive fast. Luckily for fellow motorists, most people grew out of that wild side and are complacent in abiding the rules of the road. On the other hand, there is a cross-section of drivers who pretend the world is one big racetrack and seldom glance at their speedometers. Sure, going fast is fun and an adrenaline rush, but what do you actually consider fast? Is five mph over skirting on reckless in your book, or are you looking to exceed the speed limit so far you could lose your license?
Driving fast isn't always all about breaking the speed limit, though! There are also plenty of people that do it on a designated race track. This group of speed-seekers isn't typically out to beat stoplights and rev at red lights. The track crowd spends time and energy to learn the dynamics of driving fast, such as how to hit an apex and what understeer is. Those racing on the track will have a less likely chance of receiving a ticket, but they also have a lot of money invested into going fast.
Whether you belong to group A or B, you're planning on going fast at some point and time, but exactly how fast? Take a hot lap through this quick and easy quiz to receive a rough approximation on your top speed of the year. We promise double-nickel will NOT be an option!
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Cars don't have to be fast to be cool. What is the coolest car ever in your book without taking speed into account?
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What distracts you the most while you're driving?
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Can you define what a "dead pedal" is?
What television show are you going to watch to fulfill your need for speed?
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In your opinion, what is the best sort of road to go fast on?
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When you are stuck in traffic, what is your biggest concern?
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When you finally get a break from traffic jams and paperwork, what speed-related vacation do you take?
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Sometimes you need a pick-me-up. What energy-producing product are you snacking on in the car?
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When you're driving at top speed, what do you feel is the most important vehicle component at that time?
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When you feel the need for speed, where are you driving to?
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What is the most frightening thing you've done besides go very fast?
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What is your soundtrack for speed?
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Risk-takers often flirt with death. When were you the closest?
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Although it might not necessarily be the car that you reach your top speed in, what is your daily driver?
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The police are your friends, but sometimes they issue citations. What was your last moving violation?
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Big or small, a true lover of speed loves them all! What is your absolute favorite engine?
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Speed doesn't always have to come from a vehicle! What's your favorite non-motorsport form of speed?
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How do you prepare your car for speed before burying your needle?
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Most people that enjoy speed also enjoy other forms of pushing the limits. So, what's the hottest pepper you've ever eaten?
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We all have heroes of speed, most notably the guys from the television show "Top Gear." Who do you relate to the most?
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What's your favorite modification you've installed on your vehicle to increase your top speed?
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What channel do you turn to on YouTube for inspiration on car modifications and videos of cars going fast?
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If you could do any other job, maybe even speed-related, what would you do?
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While you're perusing the shelves at the local book store, what books do you consider buying?
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When you're weaving through traffic, what movie character and car are you pretending to drive?
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What is the best automotive body style to go fast in and why?
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Let's say you could take some coaching from your all-time-favorite racing legend. With whom would you be chatting?
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What gauge do you find yourself focusing on the most while driving?
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What will you have to take out of your trunk to prevent from rolling around on the track?
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Where can your peers go to see your accomplishments on social media?
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