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Old 04-09-2013, 11:18 AM
 
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Hi ram2--

Speed never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you.

I guess if your eyesight is so bad you cannot see vehicles slowing down in front of you.

The minimum freeway speed limit in Ohio is 45mph, so coming to a complete stop is illegal.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:25 AM
 
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Ohio Turnpike - Mashpedia, the Real-Time Encyclopedia

Read the section on speed limits.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:36 AM
 
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I don't know which Ohio Turnpike you were driving legally at 75 mph, but it wasn't the one that crosses the northern part of Ohio.

The history of Ohio's speed limit from 35 mph to 70 mph: Statistical Snapshot | cleveland.com

Just shows extremely poor research by a "reporter".
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:28 PM
 
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Correlation does not equal causation. Cars have gotten much, much safer during this time along with strict enforcement of seat-belt and DUI violations greatly outweigh any added danger from driving faster.

It may not matter all that much for us anyways, as our self-driving Google cars will soon drive 120 MPH while we watch the morning news on our ride to work.
Stop, stop, your facts and reason don't outweigh my selfish desire to put my own and others' lives at risk!

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I guess if your eyesight is so bad you cannot see vehicles slowing down in front of you.

The minimum freeway speed limit in Ohio is 45mph, so coming to a complete stop is illegal.
Whoosh!!!! That's the sound of basic physics concepts blowing right over your head!

Good point, hensleya!
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:31 PM
 
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Stop, stop, your facts and reason don't outweigh my selfish desire to put my own and others' lives at risk!



Whoosh!!!! That's the sound of basic physics concepts blowing right over your head!

Good point, hensleya!

How did we survive driving 75mph on the Ohio Turnpike back in the old days?
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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I agree the Ohio Turnpike speed limit was 75 until the passage of the 1974 uniform national speed limit. Considering the tolls which theoretically went to maintain the highway, this was probably realistic. But since 1974 the Turnpike limit has been kept the same as the Interstate system on Ohio. This is probably also realistic since the legislature has seen fit to bleed off the Turnpike tolls to support other roads in Ohio. The fact they have also seen fit to sign the Turnpike with Interstate IDs just adds credence to this.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:46 PM
 
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How did we survive driving 75mph on the Ohio Turnpike back in the old days?
Some people survived the outbreak of bubonic plague, which by your logic makes the plague not dangerous! Unbelievable.

I'm going to ignore your screenname, because you make me want to say nasty things which will get me infractions. I can't imagine I will ever miss anything insightful because of it.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:01 PM
 
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And where is the citation for the source in that article? Is it the Wikipedia article that is still waiting for a citation to verify the report?

Tell me, is the Mashpedia article quoting the Wikipedia article or is it the other way around? Both articles are identical and neither one cites their sources.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Like most graphs, this one does little to settle an argument. It leaves out as much as it presents.

For example, what is the total milage driven broken down between commerial trucks and passenger vehicles. Same goes for vehicle fatalities. I would expect fatalities per mile driven to be much less for commercial operators, most truckers I know have a very good idea of how their truck handles, in all kind of weather.

Another meaningful statistic would be the age of the drivers Of course this would greatlly expand the graph But a separate graph indicating passenger vehicles and age groups might be enlightening.
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:01 AM
 
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I see this little community shows up in the paper again today regarding the proposal to refund fines paid. I say; bull. You town earned them, the drivers paid them and you keep them.

Like all the hubbub of camera bs here in AZ a few years ago there's on simple underlying fact: participation is voluntary- you choose to speed, you choose to pay. To all those who cry foul that they are simply a money maker deal- well guess what; they didn't cost me a dime here in AZ. It's pretty clear to me; you choose to contribute or you don't.
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