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Old 09-09-2019, 04:03 PM
 
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With today's modern cars, it seems everyone is comfortable at driving at faster speeds and the unofficial speed limit in NJ is 80mph left lane, 75mph in the center and 70-90mph in the right lane depending if someone is clogging up the left lane.

I had the unfortunate issue this weekend, where I was running on spare tire from Atlantic City Area all the way up to Newark, and drove the speed limit 65-70mph all the way up the Parkway. I was passed by every single driver on the road, including Grandma in her 1988 Lincoln Towncar. It's time to move the speed limits to what the actually speed being done is.
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Old 09-09-2019, 06:17 PM
 
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I drive 85-95 everyday.
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Old 09-09-2019, 06:19 PM
 
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I drive 85-95 everyday.
makes sense until you get a reckless driving ticket.

BTW ..... The state of New Jersey defines reckless driving as a criminal offense, which carries both the potential of incarceration and fines, and also administrative penalties including license suspension, which is determined by the discretion of the courts, or in certain instances, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.
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Old 09-09-2019, 08:50 PM
 
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where would you do 75mph safely in NJ????


of course prkway and trnpke and interstates see that and more. the idea is to have everyone at the same speed to avoid collisions. be assured not everyone will be doing 75. mix 55, 65 and 75 and you are asking for trouble.


Too many exits on our highways. Too much traffic. Only time it might be safe, midnight to dawn. then the deer would be a problem.


Fine for maine, vt and nh.


As bill cosby asked the guy who delivered his 200 mph cobra, when he was told to occasionally blow out the carbon by driving the cobra 200mph.....'where am I going to drive it up to 200 mph to blow out the carbon??? the guy answers, nonchalantly, 'any side street'
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Old 09-09-2019, 10:53 PM
 
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where would you do 75mph safely in NJ????
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'any side street'
You see, you answered your own question.
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:17 AM
 
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The state is too densely populated to safely allow for the speed limit to be 75. Traffic injuries and deaths increase significantly above 55 MPH even with modern cars.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:00 AM
 
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where would you do 75mph safely in NJ????


of course prkway and trnpke and interstates see that and more. the idea is to have everyone at the same speed to avoid collisions. be assured not everyone will be doing 75. mix 55, 65 and 75 and you are asking for trouble.

Speed of traffic on any NJ highway is 75mph or up regardless of what the posted limit is. That includes the 45mph zones near NYC. Raising the limits closer to reality would accomplish your idea.



Anyway, there's plenty of obvious candidates for where to start with raising the speed limit.



Here's two of the most obvious starting points:



NJ Turnpike between exit 6-9. (Route 18 - I-276/95). Wide, limited exits, arrow-straight. If I cover up the speedometer, even your grandmother would be doing 80mph, because the road is capable of accommodating it very comfortably.



Atlantic City Expressway, which was 70mph before 1974 anyway.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:01 AM
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The state is too densely populated to safely allow for the speed limit to be 75. Traffic injuries and deaths increase significantly above 55 MPH even with modern cars.
This is complete nonsense.

The 55 mph speed limit has zero to do with safety. It only existed the save gas and then law enforcement saw the money benefit. Highways should be set to the 85% principle. The difference in speed between motorists is the problem on highways.
http://www.mikeontraffic.com/85th-pe...eed-explained/

Routes 80, 287, 78, 295, The GSP, the Turnpike routinely have speeds of 70-80mph. We only see 55 or 65 on highways. How is it you never see a speed limit of 60mph in NJ? If there were speed studies done we would see 60 mph in some locations.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:23 AM
 
Location: NJ
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The state is too densely populated to safely allow for the speed limit to be 75. Traffic injuries and deaths increase significantly above 55 MPH even with modern cars.
how many old people do you figure said this when it was changed from 55 to 65?
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:26 AM
 
Location: NJ
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makes sense until you get a reckless driving ticket.

BTW ..... The state of New Jersey defines reckless driving as a criminal offense, which carries both the potential of incarceration and fines, and also administrative penalties including license suspension, which is determined by the discretion of the courts, or in certain instances, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.
so in NJ its a criminal offense when it isnt in another state? so which state is right and which one is wrong?
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