The stop counts are rising and the pressure to remain under 9.5 is still being enforced. What is the TRUE meaning behind the 9.5 rule anyway? I believe it is just another attempt to create a sense of urgency by imposing a deadline. Another way to get the SPORH # up. A rookie driver came in the center the other night claiming he had no lunch and almost had a severe accident because he felt so much pressure to come in under 9.5. I wonder how many accidents/injuries can be attributed to this "pressure"?