velocitize
(vuh.LAWS.i.tyz) v. To cause a person to become used to a fast speed.
velocitization n.

Example Citations:
Safety experts argue that speeding has "velocitizing" effects on drivers, making it harder for them to slow down when conditions change and it's urgent to do so.
—"The mentality behind the wheel," The Oregonian, December 10, 2003

He then described a road evil called "driver velocitization."

"Our freeways have cables on them to keep people from slamming into each other, but drivers become velocitized. When they enter a rural road from a freeway, for instance, and the speed changes from 65 mph to 55 mph, their perception is that speeding is OK, so they don't slow down," Vitolo said.
—Carol McAlice Currie, "Raise the speed limit? That's just plain silliness," Statesman Journal (Salem, OR), April 15, 2003

Earliest Citation:
But the four-speed automatic transmission upshifts and downshifts very smoothly and the car accelerates well at speed and cruises so effortlessly and comfortably that it's very easy to become velocitized and suddenly realize you're driving a steady 80 mph.
—Russ DeVault, "Ford Merkur Scorpio a new touring sedan that deserves raves," Atlanta Journal and Constitution, June 13, 1987

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