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View Poll Results: 55 MPH Speed Limit
For 55 MPH Limit 82 6.58%
Against 55 MPH Limit 1,041 83.48%
I'm fine with whichever 124 9.94%
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Old 07-06-2008, 12:59 AM   #21
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Old 07-06-2008, 01:03 AM   #22
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just think about it everyone, your stuck behind a big rig and he is doing 53mph how the f@#% are you going to pass!
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Old 07-06-2008, 01:08 AM   #23
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Old 07-06-2008, 01:14 AM   #24
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Speed limit is nothing more than a safety factor. Less fatalities occur when the composition of an automobile are made to withstand the impact at 55 or below.

It does save a little gas as your RPM's average lower per mile, but at the expense of time. There is very little patience in the world today. We are all trying to get somewhere so quickly that we cant stand to be in traffic. I see people everyday that lane hop hoping to make up for a few minutes.

55 is fine with me, but what do I do with the other 4 gears? LOL
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Old 07-06-2008, 01:25 AM   #25
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NO 55 MPH NO!!!!!

I cannot be stuck at 55 everywhere in the country!
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Old 07-06-2008, 03:33 AM   #26
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I think a better idea would be... get rid of speed limits on highways/freeways. In that way htere would be a lot of accidents! people who are used to drive slowly will stop driving because they will think is dangerous to drive, lots of cars will be shortened in life etc etc.... In that way people will stop driving and will start using more public transportation :D Remember, no pain no gain lol
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Old 07-06-2008, 05:29 AM   #27
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how bout a gas conscious fuel savers lane they can go 55, and a i just wanna get there lane where you can go as fast as you want but no 55 is rediculously slow, id fall asleep. Thats why im not a big-rig driver.
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:23 AM   #28
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everything and anything could be done to try and save the nation on gas but that will not lower gas prices......we get to used to paying a price too quickly......think about it....when we were paying $1.89 for gas and it went up to $2.39 in a short period of time we got all excited when it would drop to $2.01 a gallon.....we got comfy paying that price.....then it would climb over $3 to something like $3.50 and we would get excited when it dropped to $3.01 a gallon.....now it climbs to $4.35 a gallon and i'll admit....we get excited when it drops back to $4.01 a gallon.....imagine if it dropped back to $3.50 a gallon???....everyone would be like holy cow thats cheap!!!...WHAT!?....we get to comfy paying for a price too fast.....and i think some higher up people know that......but thats our own fault......we looooooooooooove our need for speed......meaning we looooooooove our gasoline....
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:56 AM   #29
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I'm all for it. Unless you are driving a looong trip, you're not going to see a big difference in the time it took you to get there driving 55 instead of 75. In the meantime, you WILL save yourself some gas due to engine RPMs being lower. I know on my car, at 75MPH, I'm over 3,000 RPMs in 5th gear. At 55MPH I'm closer to 2,000RPMs, that's a big difference. And the same laws should pertain to the new speed limit being enforced. We get a ticket and/or lose our license now for driving so much over the speed limit. It's all about individual decision, if you are in such a hurry that you don't mind the ticket, go for it. Otherwise, sit back and relax. In the meantime, save some money.
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Old 07-06-2008, 12:25 PM   #30
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It won't happen. Period.

Sure, we've all got our happy talk about $500 fines, 30 day license suspension, cutting off the right foot, execution on the spot etc. But it ain't gonna happen.

What makes the USA operate are the truckers. Every business in the USA operates on a Just In Time principle. Slow down the truckers, stuff costs more, a lot more, you'll need more truckers to haul stuff around and you'll have to pay them more.

As many folks have pointed out, it's virtually unenforcible, look at how fast everyone drives with a lowly 65 and 75 MPH speed limit.

Gas/diesel will continue to rise in price but will still be available, unless something drastic happens, say the USA seriously vexes OPEC and they embargo us. The high cost of fuel is partly due to greed but it's mostly due to world demand. The US dollar is weak and there are A LOT of other countries willing to pay as much or more than we're paying for a barrel of oil. It's just going to get more and more expensive as other countries step up their use and the USA continues it's decline.

Then again, we could all have to go to our stealershipsand have all our car's max speed set from the 100-120 or so to exactly 55 MPH. That would take a lot of the fun out of my six-speed gearbox.
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