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Old 08-27-2013, 09:41 AM
 
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In southern NH many speed limits are absurdly low for the design of the roads.

While crawling along at 35mph Continental Blvd in Merrimack the other day, I imagined the state offering a "Speedy Pass". For $xxxx.xx and maybe an advanced driving class, the state gives me a pass I display on the my car. I am immune to speeding tickets. In return, the state tracks and logs my speed and whereabouts. If they find me driving recklessly, they send me a fine and revoke my Speedy Pass. This doesn't to allow racing or Autobahn stuff, just allows speeds safe for the car and the road. We should be able to go 50MPH on Continental and 40MPH on 101A without getting a fine and blemished record. I'd pay good $ for this.

Last summer we visited the Catskills where all the posted speed limits seemed to be 55. It was pretty surprising considering how twisty those roads were. I don't think I broke the posted speed limit at all even though I'm usually 5-10mph over the limits here.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:51 AM
 
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In southern NH many speed limits are absurdly low for the design of the roads.

While crawling along at 35mph Continental Blvd in Merrimack the other day, I imagined the state offering a "Speedy Pass". For $xxxx.xx and maybe an advanced driving class, the state gives me a pass I display on the my car. I am immune to speeding tickets. In return, the state tracks and logs my speed and whereabouts. If they find me driving recklessly, they send me a fine and revoke my Speedy Pass. This doesn't to allow racing or Autobahn stuff, just allows speeds safe for the car and the road. We should be able to go 50MPH on Continental and 40MPH on 101A without getting a fine and blemished record. I'd pay good $ for this.

Last summer we visited the Catskills where all the posted speed limits seemed to be 55. It was pretty surprising considering how twisty those roads were. I don't think I broke the posted speed limit at all even though I'm usually 5-10mph over the limits here.

Thats funny because i have too thought of having something similiar (an advanced driving license that gives you a little more flexibility)


I have also noticed speed limits on similar roads are higher in different states, even states surrounding NH such as VT and MA definitely have higher limits on very similar type roads, the kicker here is that people actually drive below the speed limit on roads in NH that I feel already have lower speed limits then I think is necessary

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Old 08-27-2013, 12:31 PM
 
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In southern NH many speed limits are absurdly low for the design of the roads.
What I love about the area we live is how often the speed limit changes. If I leave my house on Bradford Road, get on 103 up to the 11 intersection and bear right towards Sunapee, and then take 11 all the way to Hannaford's in New London, I will have traveled 12 miles. During those 12 miles, the speed limit switches between 25, 30, 35, 40, and 50 13 different times. So awesome.

edit *just a hint of sarcasm*.

-Mike
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:27 PM
 
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What I love about the area we live is how often the speed limit changes. If I leave my house on Bradford Road, get on 103 up to the 11 intersection and bear right towards Sunapee, and then take 11 all the way to Hannaford's in New London, I will have traveled 12 miles. During those 12 miles, the speed limit switches between 25, 30, 35, 40, and 50 13 different times. So awesome.

edit *just a hint of sarcasm*.

-Mike
The only thing good about that is its obvious where your going to find a cop sitting, when the speed limit drops from 50 to 25, 9/10 times there is a cop sitting there with a radar gun...
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