US speed limits rising

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US speed limits rising

Post by lrz » Tue May 24, 2011 8:32 pm

read an interesting article earlier (Yahoo?) re states increasing max speed limits. Of particular note was the implementation of a Federally mandated 55mph during the 70's gas crisis...

Also mentioned were "roadtards" ,and the inherent danger thereof, in the method used for arriving at the new limits- the average prevailing speed on a given roadway vs current posted. Though speed still kills, apparently our newer autos are safer so speed kills less often, a statistic which also factored in.

Some faulty logic being used, seems to me,but a favorable outcome on the horizon nontheless.

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Re: US speed limits rising

Post by ME 109 » Wed May 25, 2011 6:05 am

Some good points there lrz, I'd hope for 150mph.
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Re: US speed limits rising

Post by vanzen » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:23 pm

lrz wrote:... speed still kills ...
Don't think so.
Incompetent or negligent drivers can kill at any speed.
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Post by Sibbo » Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:27 pm

I'd rather hit a post at 30 than 90 .....just after the bitumen patching gang had sprinkled fine gravel on the corners . Thoughtful blokes those.
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Re: US speed limits rising

Post by ME 109 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:51 am

Aren't they fuckers!
I went round a corner at an intersection yesterday on the bike.....WHOA!! road repair....fine gravel everywhere... no signs!
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Post by Sibbo » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:56 am

Yep ,seriously inconsiderate bastards ! My first serious bingle , coming home from Year 12 maths exam a very long time ago .Our mates had covered the road in fine gravel and I wrapped myself around the side of a gravel truck .Fun and plaster casts .

Another one on a corner last week ,just a cunningly disguised strip on the inside ,nearly off ,wooops . :evil: Bastards .
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Re: US speed limits rising

Post by SteveD » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:09 pm

Good luck to these blokes. It won't happen, at least noy here in Victoria.

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Re: US speed limits rising

Post by Deleted User 287 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:42 pm

I sure hope they don't raise the limits in the cities. 50 and 55 mph is just fine with me these days (in my car), as I am more into fuel economy than I am compressing time and space.

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Re: US speed limits rising

Post by Matt » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:54 am

I was in TX & CO a month ago and enjoyed 70mph 2 lane rural roads very much . 55 in this age of the safest cars EVER the speeds outside heavily populated areas should all get jacked up 10mph, it would make my day. & the Interstate was made for semi's to travel 100mph during times of crisis. TX has some 85mph interstate limits way out west & that sounds perfect to me....
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Re: US speed limits rising

Post by ME 109 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:28 am

55 mph would suck.
Over here in kangaroo land, several interstate roads are 67?mph (110 kph)
Most other highways are 60mph (100 kph)
Several other roads are way faster than that, although not sign posted as such. :mrgreen:
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