In most places, fines for speeding are calculated according to how many miles-per-hour over the speed limit a driver is moving. But does that make sense? Is driving 80 in a 60 really the same as driving 40 in a 20? If not, is there a better way to determine speeding penalties?
In this lesson, students learn how speeding tickets are calculated and use linear functions in order to compare a few different proposals and figure out the fairest way to keep the highways safe.