The problem with U.S. 278 isn't the speed limit but the drivers who don't know the rules of the road:
1. When entering a highway, you're supposed to accelerate to highway speed ASAP. The long pedal, the long pedal!
2. If you're in the left lane with no one in front of you and there's a long line behind you, you're going too slow for that lane. Move to the right lane.
3. If you don't know where you're going, find out, in the right lane, not the middle or left lanes.
4. If you don't know why someone behind you is blinking their high beams, it's because you're going too slow for that lane. Move over.
5. If that high beam is coming from the opposite lane heading toward you, it either means your highs beams are on or there's a patrol car waiting down the road.
6. If you have a problem maneuvering in traffic in general, maybe you shouldn't be driving.
7. Any vehicle that doesn't require liability insurance should be banned from U.S. 278 -- bicycles, mopeds and scooters.
I'd add that there are no acceleration lanes where there should be. The intersection of Buck Island Road and U.S. 278 eastbound should have one. Traffic is coming around a blind curve and if you're getting on U.S. 278 , you'd better be ready to put the pedal to the metal. I see near collisions way too often there.
Sun City Hilton Head