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Old 10-02-2011, 01:41 PM
 
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For the folks in Canadaland, that's 120.7 Km/hr.
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:55 PM
 
Location: West in the winter, north in the summer
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Cars are designed to go fast, the rest of the rural areas of the country are that fast, it just makes sense. Anyone commenting who has never driven that stretch should see how open and straight it is. I once did 155 in a bimmer on that stretch...I was much younger, dumb, and stupid....yes I know dumb and stupid mean the same thing, but had to emphasize how STUPID it was. I had 120mph rated tires, but figured I could do it. It did it, and after 120mph the car began to squat, and by 150 I was feeling EVERY imperfection in the road as it pressed in. The only reason I did not go faster was the engine limiter and I was catching up to the cars traveling 75 too fast.
On the subject of speed, I used to read UMOs internal chats that were limited to students. In any case, many used to brag about taking their motorcycles to 200mph in that stretch.

55 or 75, people will speed.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Leeds, England
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In England the speed limit is 70 mph on motorways (Interstates) but most tend to do up to 80 mph and that is generally acceptable these days.

It is a good idea and it gets traffic moving better on long straight roads.
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Sunrise County ~Maine
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I googled the date. October 4, 1980. Thirty one years later, it's still remembered. Such a shame. The car belonged to a car dealership (owned by the Briggs family, can't remember the name of the dealership; one of his sons was a friend of mine and we spent a lot of time cruising in different cars) that allowed employees to use vehicles. An aunt was using it and let them take it for a ride.
I think the 75 limit is kind of scary with so many texting (regardless of the law against it) and using cell phones. Just imagine this at night in the rain or snow. I think I will avoid that stretch of highway as much as possible.[/quote]
Imagine the stretch near Old Town in winter when so many go off the road into the median. Now add 10 miles. At 75, some will push their luck at 85 once the newness wears off and the state police have stopped running radar regularly.[/quote]

Maine WRiter~ could you send me a link. I'm trying to remember the boys. I've drawn a blank. (Only if you can. I tried to do a search on the date and the accident, and I must not be typing in something to pin point them.)
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:44 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Someone texting while driving a car deserves their Darwin award.

(I too have been passed like I was standing still when I was traveling 75 MPH trying to maintain the flow of traffic in the right hand lane on I-95.)

Last edited by mensaguy; 10-03-2011 at 06:46 AM.. Reason: forgetfullness
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Maine WRiter~ could you send me a link. I'm trying to remember the boys. I've drawn a blank. (Only if you can. I tried to do a search on the date and the accident, and I must not be typing in something to pin point them.)
I didn't find a link to the news report but found a memorial for Jesse. I sent the link.
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:10 AM
 
Location: Dade City, Fl.
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The only problem with them receiving the Darwin award is that they might take you out with them.......
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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I hope that those living in other states don't get the impression that now ALL of Maine has 75 for a speed limit.
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I hope that those living in other states don't get the impression that now ALL of Maine has 75 for a speed limit.
As long as they look at the speed limit sign they'll be fine. Otherwise, a state trooper will fill them in.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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I hope that those living in other states don't get the impression that now ALL of Maine has 75 for a speed limit.
The last time I was there I thought that was the speed they ALL drove. unless they were rubberneckin a acident or some scenic [or so] area
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