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Post  WHL on Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:03 am

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Post  fshnski on Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:08 am

This is happening every where. Something is the wrong thing to do but everybody does it so lets make it OK.
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Post  WHL on Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:18 am

I hear ya', fsh, but in the case of speed limits, 70 is safe on the highways IMHO. Some states like Conn. still have places where the speed limit is 55 which is ridiculous.
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Post  News Hawk on Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:02 am

WHL wrote:http://www.wmur.com/news/nh-news/N-H-to-see-higher-speed-limits/-/9857858/19161074/-/5wxqke/-/index.html

I think it is a good idea. As they said, everybody goes 70 anyway.

Southbound, on I-93, nearing the Mass border, I got caught-up in a "knot" of cars going 85-MPH. I had pull my BMW in, 'cause I was being tailgated—by a passenger-bus of the "Pilgrim" line—who continued on, going 90!

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Had he been ticketed back then, it would have been for "20-over"—in some states—an arrestable offense. I can't recall the speed limit we were supposed to be driving, but it may have been 65-MPH.

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Post  News Hawk on Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:08 am

WHL wrote:I hear ya', fsh, but in the case of speed limits, 70 is safe on the highways IMHO. Some states like Conn. still have places where the speed limit is 55 which is ridiculous.
If you're describing the stretches of I-84—east and west nearing Hartford—those are already scary at 55-MPH!

In the times I'd drive that stretch at night, I had an entire pack of motorcycles passing me going about 130-MPH!

Remember to "Watch for Motorcycles".

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Post  WHL on Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:38 am

Yes, I was thinking of 84. Exactly my point, everyone is flying through there anyway.
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Post  Outerlimits on Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:45 pm

The government raising speed limits seems to fly in the face of some of the new liberal teachings.

Conservation of fossil fuels. MPG rates drop significantly at speeds over 55 MPH. Of course it takes more money to drive at higher speeds. Is that FAIR only the rich could afford to go 80? Maybe we will have a speed limit subsidy for the poor. Shocked


Safety and healthcare. What would the healthcare impact be on someone who drives 80 vs. 65? It could be argued that 80mph significantly increases the risk factor for drivers and speed limit drivers could be put into the risk group as smokers/obese people. Laughing
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Post  fshnski on Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:50 pm

Good points Ol.
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Post  News Hawk on Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:55 pm

Have you been reading of the texting taking place inside automobiles?

Passengers and drivers are texting each other!

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I use the "text" feature on my cellphone on rare occasions; however, it's all I can do to "text" while sitting down.

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WHL wrote:Yes, I was thinking of 84. Exactly my point, everyone is flying through there anyway.
You'd allow RVs, cars and trucks towing boats—even other cars—to pass you on Interstates at 80-MPH?

The drunks, distracted drivers, and the texters will be more attentive at higher speeds?

I don't think so...

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More fiery crashes?

More traffic holdups?

More money for EMT!

Follow the money...

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Post  WHL on Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:23 am

Did I say 80? And I think 70 would be perfectly safe. If someone towing a boat or driving an RV doesn't know when it is safe to pass, they would be unsafe at ANY speed. I know a lot of people are crazy drivers, but I don't think it has a lot to do with the speed limit. Texting at 30 is unsafe.
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Post  News Hawk on Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:46 pm

Where the speed limit is 70, you won't see anyone doing it!

Exclamation Where this happened, the speed limit is 45-MPH:

"A 2-year-old boy somehow slipped out of his home and was struck and killed by a vehicle along US 1, authorities said.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the parents of Austen Mark Alward notified the agency just after midnight Monday that they had been searching for their son and couldn't find him.

The parents told deputies they searched for Austen for about 30 minutes after realizing he was missing from their home.
A search of the home and surrounding area by deputies and others continued for about 20 minutes before the child's body was found in the median of U.S. 1. Investigators determined that he had been hit by a southbound vehicle that would likely have front end damage.

Shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday, a deputy stopped a vehicle and the driver said he thought he may have hit something, the Sheriff's Office said.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the death of Austen Alward. The Sheriff's Office is investigating the other circumstances of the case."
—Sun Sentinel
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Post  News Hawk on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:10 am

Funny, but true:

"As the saying goes, when you are in the left lane:

The guy going slower than you is a JERK!
The one faster than you is a MANIAC!

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Post  News Hawk on Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:05 pm

That these Bikers are on The Highway with us, doesn't fill me with confidence that a higher speed limit is desireable.

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