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Old 04-29-2014, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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The higher the speed, the greater the chance that a crash will result in serious or fatal injuries. That said, highway speeds are highway speeds for all intents and purposes. There's not going to be a measurable difference in crashing at 75mph versus 70mph. Both of them are equally as likely to result in fatal injuries depending on the dynamics involved. The human body can only withstand so much force.
Once you crash, yes. The point is to AVOID crashes. There is a significant difference in the distance your car moves during human reaction time and distance to stop as well as how manoeuvrable the vehicle is. And there really is an insignificant difference in travel time--around 6 minutes per hundred miles. Wow, you gain a whole 6 minutes, you should be proud!
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:12 PM
 
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There is a significant difference in the distance your car moves during human reaction time and distance to stop as well as how manoeuvrable the vehicle is.
Not really. At 70mph you're moving at about 103 feet per second; and at 75mph you're moving at about 110 feet per second. Hardly a significant difference. That extra 5mph won't even add a half second to your stopping time.
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:36 AM
 
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Not really. At 70mph you're moving at about 103 feet per second; and at 75mph you're moving at about 110 feet per second. Hardly a significant difference. That extra 5mph won't even add a half second to your stopping time.
So why go to bother of making such an insignificant change?
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Not really. At 70mph you're moving at about 103 feet per second; and at 75mph you're moving at about 110 feet per second. Hardly a significant difference. That extra 5mph won't even add a half second to your stopping time.
Given a two second reaction time (the average for humans), that's still 14 feet. This increases when you consider that the actual stopping distance is on top of this reaction time. Ability to swerve if needed to avoid the accident--those extra 14+ ft definitely matter when swerving to avoid something!

It still wouldn't be as bad if FL drivers actually left 7 car lengths between cars when doing 70, and if they actually paid attention to traffic conditions a mile up the road and adjusted their speed in advance accordingly, and if road debris were promptly cleared from the highway, but we all know this is not the case...
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:32 AM
 
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This is why I hesitate to move to Central Florida. I get run off the road doing 70. Now what will the speeders be doing, 100??

I'm not sure it's possible to get around up there using backroads.
Yes, plus throw in the expanding gun culture and it's really going to be a nightmare.
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Governor has announced [5/13] that he will veto the bill.
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Old 05-14-2014, 12:37 AM
 
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Governor has announced [5/13] that he will veto the bill.
Despite the evidence that the roads have been safer with 70mph limits, he decided to let anecdotal law enforcement opinions sway his vote

Gov. Scott will veto 75 mph speed limit bill | Naked Politics
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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Really dumb move. Its election season. What big lobbies have to say is much more important than the facts right now. Really dumb move, shows that when in office everyone is a politician.
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Old 05-14-2014, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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The best decision Scott has made in a while!
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Old 05-15-2014, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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Texas extended the 'castle doctrine' to cars, don't need a permit to carry in a car. No problems here other than whining by anti-gun nuts.
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