Ah, they’re still citing that IIHS “researcher” named Farmer who was blasted by CATO for cherrypicking data. Take their safety claims with a large grain of salt. Not to mention the conflict of interest of the IIHS representing insurance companies that profit off speeding ticket surcharges.
Maintaining any rate of speed is harder than it sounds because faster and slower drivers must adjust to one another.
The trailer for the new Need for Speed movie looks promising.
Just goes to show our speed limits are really for revenue purposes.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating after a state trooper was filmed racing a Lamborghini Aventador on a public highway.
Do we want it back?
When federal mandated speed limits were repealed in 1995, Montana decided not to have a day time speed limit, which was the case before federal speed limits wer...e enacted in the 1970s during the energy crisis. In 1999, Montana imposed numerical speed limits and eliminated reasonable and prudent speed.
Why were speed limits reinstated? They were placed because of a Montana Supreme Court ruling that declared reasonable and prudent is “too vague.”
The case was brought by Rudy Stanko, who contested speeding tickets of 102, 117, and 121 mph. He asked the officer each time what a reasonable and prudent speed was, and never received a response on what that limit was. The ticket at 102 was dismissed, but the tickets of 117 and 121 were upheld and tied to reckless driving. The Montana legislature them imposed a 70 mph/65 mph speed limit on rural 2 lane roads and 75 mph on interstates. The speed limit on interstates has been raised to 80 mph since.
The New York Times article linked below is the source for this post and is linked below.
$235 tickets are a good start.
Another call-in from the left lane to politely move over, this time from overseas. Seems to work!
100 MPH SPEED LIMIT.
A new motorway in Abu Dhabi will have a defacto speed limit of 160 km/h, which is roughly 100 mph. The catch? Speed cameras flash at 161 km/h.
The hypocrisy from some people is astounding. The same people who constantly stamp their foot down and fight tooth and nail for having control of "their body" are usually the same ones who want to CONTROL the speed OTHERS are driving. "If we raise the speed limit to 80 mph, then people will drive 90 mph!" they say, without any factual basis for that claim (when we have numerous traffic studies that show the opposite effect - that people drive the same speed they are comfortable with).
We need to create a philosophical movement to counter this - it's MY CAR after all, and only I can control how FAST I'M driving, provided that it is reasonable and prudent for the given road conditions! Did you just ASSUME my driving abilities by saying I should be limited to 55 mph!? I WENT TO SKIP BARBER!!!!!!
Sign the petition for 75 mph in New Jersey, a more realistic speed limit!
Backed by the governor and other lawmakers(!), Nebraska could see a raise to 80 mph (from 75) on I-80 from Lincoln to Omaha along with other speed increases under a new bill and the DOT even says that it's a safe and reasonable move after studying it (it's Nebraska... of course it's safe).