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speed by

1. To move, pass, or lapse quickly. Wow, the time has really sped by—I can't believe we're nearly at the end of our trip! I tried to catch the license plate number of the car speeding by, but it was too fast.
2. To move past someone or something very quickly. Followed by a noun or pronoun of the person or thing being passed. It really startled me when the motorcycle sped by our car. I tried to get the teacher's attention, but she sped right by me.
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speed by

v.
1. To pass quickly, as of a moving object or an interval of time: During vacation, the days sped by.
2. To pass someone or something quickly: The car sped by me.
See also: by, speed
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Self-enforcing or self-explaining roadways present one possible approach to manage speeds by encouraging drivers to choose a speed that is compliant with the regulatory speed limit.
* On average, 14-ft speed bumps reduced 85th percentile travel speeds by 6.9 mph to 25.8 mph after speed bumps were installed, This is approximately equal to a typical 25-mph speed limit on local streets.
As described in the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) Special Report 254, Managing Speed: Review of Current Practice for Setting and Enforcing Speed Limits, published in 1998, motorists continually make decisions about appropriate driving speeds by factoring in the amount of risk they are willing to accept.
As residents, they desire and expect low travel speeds by others on streets in their immediate neighborhood.
The percentage of drivers exceeding the advisory speeds by various ranges are shown in figure 2.
- Percent exceeding posted advisory speeds by various amounts.