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Old 03-05-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: plano
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If its a new road making it a toll road is ok but to take an existing road and make it a toll road does not seem right at all.
I agree and its an unfortunate fact of life in the US, a country where we are good at a few things, like spending more than we have. My philosophy on getting a ticket on a toll road is similar to the poster above. If they charge me 85 cents in tolls I should be able to go 85 mph as long as I do it safely.

I was much less than happy to see minor construction on toll roads take forever and slow down toll paying traffic without working more hours to finish the simple jobs up like I experienced in Houston. I take issue with a government who does not respect my time and treat it as it has value.
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:37 PM
 
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My philosophy on getting a ticket on a toll road is similar to the poster above. If they charge me 85 cents in tolls I should be able to go 85 mph as long as I do it safely.
So if they charge me $1.00 in tolls, I should be able to go 100mph (As long as I do it safely)??

How does that make sense? Being pulled over for speeding is not related to paying tolls. Being pulled over for speeding is all about safety. For Bush Turnpike, for example, the State has determined that a 70mph is proper. Just becuase I pay to use Bush Turnpike, doesn't mean it's an autobahn (unless the state wants to make it a no-speed-limit autobahn, but I don't see that happening anywhere in the US, toll road or not).

Safety is so subjective (maybe you can do 85mph, but others can't), that's why we have such safety laws to govern everyone's conduct. It's just seems out there (IMHO) to suggest that it's somehow "wrong" for the police/gov't to not enforce safety regs on toll roads just because we pay for it.
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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It's just seems out there (IMHO) to suggest that it's somehow "wrong" for the police/gov't to not enforce safety regs on toll roads just because we pay for it.
I agree there, but we pay for ALL of it (roads)!
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:06 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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So if they charge me $1.00 in tolls, I should be able to go 100mph (As long as I do it safely)??

How does that make sense? Being pulled over for speeding is not related to paying tolls. Being pulled over for speeding is all about safety. For Bush Turnpike, for example, the State has determined that a 70mph is proper. Just becuase I pay to use Bush Turnpike, doesn't mean it's an autobahn (unless the state wants to make it a no-speed-limit autobahn, but I don't see that happening anywhere in the US, toll road or not).

Safety is so subjective (maybe you can do 85mph, but others can't), that's why we have such safety laws to govern everyone's conduct. It's just seems out there (IMHO) to suggest that it's somehow "wrong" for the police/gov't to not enforce safety regs on toll roads just because we pay for it.
The people who can't go 85 just don't go 85. And yes, you should be able to go 100 safely.
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