Last edited by Kar98; 04-10-2011 at 10:31 AM.
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Lame arguments. Most people drive according to what they feel comfortable and safe at. Speed limits be damned. Thats why so many people speed. It's not that they're trying to be bad asses, but it reflects the fact that speed limits are set too low. Here in Toronto I'd say the average speed on the highway is 120-140km/h or 75-87MPH. So it's right in the ballpark. Just because the speed limit is set higher, doesnt mean everyone wiill be driving at that speed.
I rarely hit 80 let along 85 mph but I see no harm in this. It's not every highway that's getting the increased speed limit and frankly most people won't go that fast left to their own devices. I'm sure a lot of articles and op-eds about this will be written in the next few weeks.
You have to think that on average people cruise at around 10-15 over the limit. I know I'm perfectly fine cruising at 95-100, as I'm sure most people on here would be. It's the soccer moms in huge SUV's I'm worried about. I say good on Texas for realizing this. It's a start in the right direction.
I spent 4 years traveling on a monthly basis from Syracuse, NY to NYC. Most of the road is two lanes of winding hills, not very well taken care of and pretty busy the entire time. For most part the limit is 65 mph, but I found that the safest most comfortable speed was 80 mph. Slower than that and you have semis riding your bumpers most of the way and people swerving around you. This was in a 1989 Camry station wagon. Newer vehicle with all the safety equipment and stability they have should be able to cruise at 85 on strait open roads with no problems at all. It did help though that I know every possible place where the troopers used to hide.
The problem is these lawmakers are a bunch of geriatrics who probably get chauffeured to most places they go and are completely out of touch with reality.
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