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View Poll Results: Which will be the next state to raise maximum speed limit to 80 mph?
Arizona 12 13.33%
Colorado 4 4.44%
Idaho 0 0%
Kansas 4 4.44%
Louisiana 0 0%
Maine 1 1.11%
Montana 21 23.33%
Nebraska 4 4.44%
Nevada 7 7.78%
New Mexico 9 10.00%
North Dakota 4 4.44%
Oklahoma 7 7.78%
South Dakota 3 3.33%
Wyoming 5 5.56%
Other (specify) 9 10.00%
Voters: 90. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-09-2012, 03:44 PM
 
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I believe Colorado will soon be lowering their speed limit to like 30 or 35, or like, whatever man
No way man, it only feels like you're going that fast...

Oh wait...I think we're parked.


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Old 11-10-2012, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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It probably won't be Florida. Florida is only 70 mph, and with the state's high amount of traffic, I don't think they will jump to 80 mph let alone 75. In my poll, I only included states that currently have 75 mph speed limits.
70MPH? I've seen 75 MPH signs before, unless they took them down. Anyway people drive fast here.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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70MPH? I've seen 75 MPH signs before, unless they took them down. Anyway people drive fast here.
Nope, the maximum speed limit in Florida has always been 70 mph sine 1996:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_...States#Florida
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:13 PM
 
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Nope, the maximum speed limit in Florida has always been 70 mph sine 1996:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_...States#Florida


What about prior to 1974 (pre-55)?
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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Eastern Montana
California:
I-5 in the Central Valley should be 80 mph as long as they direct the slow drivers to 99 or 101
Most people go 90 on I-5 actually. They should just make it legal.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Most people go 90 on I-5 actually. They should just make it legal.
I remember doing that once. Got a $225 souvenir for my efforts

If you do that, just watch out in Kern County and ALWAYS go the speed of traffic before some small town CHP officer decides he wants to have a conversation with you. Kern is by far the worst, IMO
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:32 AM
 
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[SIZE=3][FONT=Times New Roman]Before 1974 Tennessee was the only state east of the Mississippi with aspeed limit higher than 70. On rural limited access highways it was 75(65night) for cars and 65(55 night) for trucks. I know Indiana and Ill. were 70. Ithink the Ohio Turnpike was 70(65 night), with other interstates being 65.Maine was 70. Most other New England states plus PA were 65(trucks 55). NJ wasinteresting. Most expressways were 60 with the Garden State Parkway at 65 southof Asbury Park. The Atlantic City Expressway was 70. Most of the southernstates except Tenn. were 70. Almost all of them had lower night speeds. Stateslike Florida and Georgia had multiple speeds on a road for different vehicleswith lower night speed. Nevada and Montana had no rural speed limits on any of theirrural highways. I don't even know if they placed any kind of sign. After theend of the 55 Montana did place a night speed limit sign on their highways,however. I was around 10 years old when I saw these. I think I'm right on mostof them. But I'm human. Also, Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba had pre metricspeeds of 70 MPH. Route 99 from Surrey to the tunnel had a stretch of about 10miles where the Maximum was 75mph. This is that section in the Frasier Valleythat is as straight as a stick. This was lowered to 60 MPH in 1976, however.[/FONT][/SIZE]
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:46 AM
 
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Orlando has fluctuating speed limit signs on I-4 through the downtown area that can go as low as 40MPH and usually average around 50MPH. Backward much?
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:46 PM
 
Location: 406
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Montana's set numerical speed limit for non-commercial vehicles during daylight hours was lifted after the federal repeal in 1995 and ended up being mitigated to a set 75 mph limit in 1999. Some a--hole sued over a speeding ticket, took the case to the state Supreme Court, and the body ruled in favor of the offender (who believed that a moving speed of 102 mph should have constituted a "reasonable and proper" driving manner in the minds of highway partol officers, and that was after being cited twice prior for speeds of 117 mph and 121 mph).

Anyway, 80 mph would be nice--85 might then get a little more lenience, which is nice for anyone who spends ten hours driving across the state on I-90 and I-94.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:16 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Oklahoma is sort of a sidekick to Texas, so I imagine they'll be next.
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