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View Poll Results: 55 MPH Speed Limit
For 55 MPH Limit 79 6.60%
Against 55 MPH Limit 1,000 83.54%
I'm fine with whichever 118 9.86%
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Old 08-02-2008, 01:23 PM   #101
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i do about 80 85 anywhere i go on the freeway
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Old 08-02-2008, 01:41 PM   #102
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Memphis still has 55 mph speed limits on the inner city interstate highway system, but I can't see it on interstate highways between cities. That's just silly. It's another way to restrict freedom for our "benefit", it's like the government has become our mother.

Loco, my mileage does appear to be much better when only driving 55, but I wouldn't do it between cities. I don't care if my 15 minute drive to work takes 17 mins.
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Old 08-02-2008, 05:15 PM   #103
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Is it just me or does going slower to save gas make not sense? If you go faster you burn gas but get there faster so you burn gas over less time. If you go slower you take longer to get there so you burn probably around the same amount because it takes you more time to get there, meaning your engine is running for longer. The only way I believe you are really going to save money in gas is if you don't jump off the line when the light turns green. Maybe I'm wrong but that's just how i see it.
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:09 PM   #104
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Drill oil. Drill Oil Now! Drill American Soil Now! Why should we sacrifice our normal lives to some money hungry foreign oil mongers. The problem isn't how much gas we use or how we use it, its the price. Drilling American will strength our economy, create jobs, and increase security, and decrease dependency on foreign countries. I know this sounded too political.

by the way, the faster speed you go, the more energy it takes, causing more consumption of fuel to transfer to energy. Going slower has the opposite effect.
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:12 PM   #105
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Didn't sound political as much as naive, sorry to say it. It's not as simple as you put it.
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Just one step closer to total Goverment control I say If these people dont like our freedoms here then get out. Thats kind of like this bumper sticker that I seen the other day . It said (If you cant stand behind our troups then Dammit stand in front of them.) And I said Amen Brother Amen. A lot of people have give all for us, these creeps should really think about that and quit trying to change things that there isnt anything wrong with. Besides that 55 is why they made a slow lane. dont know about you guys but my focus is real happy running 70 I think they should raise the Limmit to 70 All across the USA.
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Drill oil. Drill Oil Now! Drill American Soil Now! Why should we sacrifice our normal lives to some money hungry foreign oil mongers. The problem isn't how much gas we use or how we use it, its the price. Drilling American will strength our economy, create jobs, and increase security, and decrease dependency on foreign countries. I know this sounded too political.
Technically that wasn't political. Oil only really became politicized when government stuck it's nose where it didn't belong, and as a result, we pay $4 a gallon instead of $2 because we must import our oil.

And no, it wasn't naive. the price of oil is already dropping simply because we are TALKING about drilling. Imagine if we actually did it.

We need a Manhattan Project style thing where we cut through all the communist red tape and just let the evil oil companies start drilling.
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Old 08-06-2008, 12:47 AM   #108
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honestly living right by the edens and in the chicago area where the speed limit is 55, most drive about 60-65 depending on traffic, i think the drop wouldnt change a thing, its like putting the 45mph in a work zone. hell yea we should obey but if you actually go 45 your going to cause problems w/ traffic flow cause everyones still going 55-60, i dont think it will honestly change much at all
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Most of the folks that have a complaint about the speed limit being to high are the ones who can't hold a steady speed, don't know which lane they want and pay to much attention to everything they pass by instead of what is in front of them. 55 or not, they will still be in the way causing back-ups and pissing everyone off ! Hell no with 55!!! I think I have a bit of road rage?!
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I am definitely against this reducing the speed limit idea, I don't like the thought of driving slower(I like the gas pedal a little too much lol).. City driving is slow, because thats the city and its a good reason. But having a low speed limit on an interstate especially when there isn't much around is just a pointless. All that does for me is make me sleepy at the wheel which isn't good at all. On the interstates where I am they are 55 already anyway, but everyone (including most cops too) drives 65-75. I thought the whole point of an interstate was to be able to get somewhere faster instead of dealing with traffic lights, stop signs and all that. These days if you drive 'the speed limit' you will get run over or honked at or get all sorts of rude gestures. The cops usually give everyone a cushion of 10 mph as long as you aren't the only car driving faster. I like the idea of the 'gas savers lane' lol. But isn't that basically like the 'slower drivers stay in the right lane' rule we have now? No one pays attention to that one anymore, at least not where I drive.

I think the only time that I actually drove the speed limit on an interstate or highway was when my mom was teaching me how to drive. Ever since then, I drive with the flow of traffic, which is usually alot faster than the speed limits unless its rush hour.
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