rate of speed vs rate, speed : Common Errors in English

About rate of speed vs rate, speed

Lots of people like to say things like “traveling at a high rate of speed.” This is a redundancy. Say instead “traveling at a high rate” or “traveling at high speed.”

rate of speed in News

  1. Motorist Dead After Crashing Into Chatham Home

    According to witnesses, a white BMW was traveling at a high rate of speed while turning west onto 87th Street from Indiana Avenue, when the driver lost control, and struck a home at 77 E. 87th St. about 5:15 a.m.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: CBS Chicago

  2. Motorist dead after crashing into South Side home

    A motorist was killed after he crashed a car into a vacant home Thursday in the South Side Chatham neighborhood. Witnesses said a white BMW was traveling at a high rate of speed while turning west onto 87th Street from Indiana Avenue when the driver lost control and struck a home at 77 E. 87th St. about 5:15 a.m., said police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli. The force of the crash ruptured a ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  3. Eagles OT Peters arrested for drag racing, fleeing cops

    Police say they observed a white Camaro and a blue sedan at the red light around 4:45 a.m. When the traffic light turned green, the Camaro and sedan took off at a high rate of speed and appeared to be racing. Authorities say the Camaro exceeded speeds of 100 mph while they were in pursuit.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Sports Illustrated

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