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Old 05-25-2010, 05:59 PM
 
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I suppose a more polite way of saying it is the way The Who presented it... "I hope I die before I get old..."
But they didn't. Neither did I, and you probably won't, either.
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I've driven on other major highways in surrounding states (I-70,I-80, I-90, I-35), and it doesn't seem like there are nearly as many crazy drivers on those highways. Also, in every state I've driven through (WY,KS, IA, MN, SD, NE, NV, CA, TX, NM, UT) the speed limit was never higher than 70 MPH. In most states, the speed limit on the interstate is 65 MPH.
I've driven across NE dozens of times in the last 30 years, and I'm pretty sure the speed limit is still 75. And yet they still pass you, especially the big trucks on I-80.
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:58 PM
 
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Colorado drivers are not crazy, they are very slow and relaxed... and Kansas is 75 too. Indiana is a weird state though at 70 when all states around it are 65.
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Colorado drivers are not crazy, they are very slow and relaxed... and Kansas is 75 too. Indiana is a weird state though at 70 when all states around it are 65.
Agreed. I set my cruise control at 80 MPH when the speed limit is 75 and I pass 95% of the traffic on the highway.
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Colorado drivers are not crazy, they are very slow and relaxed... and Kansas is 75 too. Indiana is a weird state though at 70 when all states around it are 65.
The speed limit in Kansas on I-70 is 70.

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Old 05-25-2010, 08:31 PM
 
Location: The 719
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But they didn't. Neither did I, and you probably won't, either.
Good point. Hope you're right. I think George Carlin said it best when he said, "Ever notice how anybody who goes slower than you is an idiot and anyone who goes faster is a maniac?"
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Fort Collins, USA
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I'm fine with 75 MPH on rural interstates, but this section of I 25 is far from rural. And I can't see us building our way out of this mess either (with more lanes). Adding additional lanes all the way from Pueblo to Fort Collins would snarl traffic for years during the construction phase. By the time it was completed you'd have X more people in the area and you'd have to do it all again. Plus I imagine there's an absolute limit on the number of lanes you can add and still have a drivable road. Which means that if road building is the answer then we'd eventually need a parallel interstate. This would cost a fortune and the new interchanges would become prime development areas. Face facts, the days of driving safely at 75 and above on I-25 from Pueblo to Fort Collins are over.
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I'm fine with 75 MPH on rural interstates, but this section of I 25 is far from rural. And I can't see us building our way out of this mess either (with more lanes). Adding additional lanes all the way from Pueblo to Fort Collins would snarl traffic for years during the construction phase. By the time it was completed you'd have X more people in the area and you'd have to do it all again. Plus I imagine there's an absolute limit on the number of lanes you can add and still have a drivable road. Which means that if road building is the answer then we'd eventually need a parallel interstate. This would cost a fortune and the new interchanges would become prime development areas. Face facts, the days of driving safely at 75 and above on I-25 from Pueblo to Fort Collins are over.
That is why you do two projects to help the traffic now and in the future. First you widen I-25 to a minimum of 6 lanes and in some areas 8 lanes. At the same time we should build a HSR from Pueblo to Fort Collins. Together they will help reduce traffic along the front range.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Parker, CO
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Colorado drivers are not crazy, they are very slow and relaxed... and Kansas is 75 too. Indiana is a weird state though at 70 when all states around it are 65.
I'm not sure if I would describe Colorado drivers as slow and relaxed... at least not in the Denver area. When I drive down to Colorado Springs on occasion, I typically drive about 80 to 85 keeping with the flow of traffic.

On a side note, I was in Boston last weekend and drove up I-95 to Portsmouth, NH. With all of the bad things I have heard about Boston drivers, I was surprised to find that the driving style on Boston highways was actually very similar to Denver (they just honk alot more)!
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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downtownnola wrote:
I'm not sure if I would describe Colorado drivers as slow and relaxed
The only place I've encountered slow and relaxed drivers in Colorado ( Grand Junction ) is getting up to speed when a light changes from Red to Green. Apparently drivers here are color blind, or perhaps their leg falls asleep on the brake perdal waiting for the light to change. Whatever the reason, s-l-o-w is an accurrate description of getting up to speed.
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