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Old 03-07-2013, 04:34 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Speed limits are irrelevant. Nobody follows them anyway.
Exactly. And part of the advantage of raising them to acceptable levels is that 1) police would be able to enforce them easier, and 2) people would begin to respect them for what they are.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:23 AM
 
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Exactly. And part of the advantage of raising them to acceptable levels is that 1) police would be able to enforce them easier, and 2) people would begin to respect them for what they are.
I've noticed a LOT more speed traps around since the beginning of the week. Highways and backroads.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:24 AM
 
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85mph would be better.
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Old 06-04-2016, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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The legislature should bring back this proposal as 65mph is not being enforced anyways, and 75mph would be completely safe on some of the interstates here.
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Old 06-04-2016, 08:11 AM
 
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I actually feel they should lower the speed limit to 55. Though Route 8 is 55 people usually go 70. I just have too much bad experience of people going 55 in the right and then your and other people are going by them at 65 due to traffic . Then you have that person tailgating you wanting you to go faster weaving more than a basket of weaves during that time. Then the 55 camper in the right, a 55r in the left, and then a driver up your rear ugh!

I mean I be open for 70, but anyone going 75 to 90 $400 ticket and find ways to police or ticket those who violate the speed limit. Then 90 to 120 a $800 ticket. 120 and over suspend their license.
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Old 06-04-2016, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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The legislature should bring back this proposal as 65mph is not being enforced anyways, and 75mph would be completely safe on some of the interstates here.
Actually back when the Feds lifted the stupid mandatory 55 mile per hour speed limit the Connecticut State Traffic Commission was pretty aggressive in setting speed limits around the state. They did an extensive review of each highways geometry, accident history and travel speeds before setting the speed limits. It was a very involved thoughtful process. Jay
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Old 06-04-2016, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Actually back when the Feds lifted the stupid mandatory 55 mile per hour speed limit the Connecticut State Traffic Commission was pretty aggressive in setting speed limits around the state. They did an extensive review of each highways geometry, accident history and travel speeds before setting the speed limits. It was a very involved thoughtful process. Jay
What year was that though? The average vehicle today handles and brakes like the sports cars of the 1970's and is about 1000x safer in a collision. Modern technology could merit some revision of the speed limits.
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Old 06-04-2016, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Woburn, MA / W. Hartford, CT
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Let's face a reality--a 75 mph speed limit would give license for people to drive up to 85 mph without fear of being ticketed. That buffer is both part of our psyche, plus a reality given that there are a limited number of police to enforce any speed limit. Our interstates in Connecticut, with numerous curves & slopes, are not built for 85 mph. Then toss in the normal aggression, texting, other distractions, etc. and it can be disastrous.

I can see this argument making sense in the Midwest/West where there are long flat stretches of highway, but not here in the Northeast.
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Old 06-04-2016, 10:23 AM
 
Location: CT
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This would be AWESOME
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Old 06-04-2016, 10:38 AM
 
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Let's face a reality--a 75 mph speed limit would give license for people to drive up to 85 mph without fear of being ticketed. That buffer is both part of our psyche, plus a reality given that there are a limited number of police to enforce any speed limit. Our interstates in Connecticut, with numerous curves & slopes, are not built for 85 mph. Then toss in the normal aggression, texting, other distractions, etc. and it can be disastrous.

I can see this argument making sense in the Midwest/West where there are long flat stretches of highway, but not here in the Northeast.
Make a strict over 70 face a $1000 ticket
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