The cliché about patience being a virtue applies. Reducing speed down to the posted construction zone isn’t going to cost you that much time, maybe a few minutes in getting to your destination. That isn’t much at all compared to the costs of the consequences.  If law enforcement is watching for speeders in the construction zone, that ticket is probably going to be even more expensive than speeding tickets obtained elsewhere. You may also get to pay the price for a while every time you write that premium check to the insurance company.  Then there are the costs if you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a crash in a construction zone—especially if you are at fault. If something bad happens as a result of hurrying through that construction zone, you also get to live with what your conscience may bring up about the crash for years, maybe decades to come.