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Old 11-29-2013, 06:04 AM
 
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Glad to know there will be one less reason to arrest me.

The state also is reclassifying 25 misdemeanor crimes that rarely result in incarceration and reducing them to the lowest grade of misdemeanor or an infraction, making them punishable only by a fine, according to state budget documents. They include speeding 15 mph over the speed limit or in excess of 80 mph, failing to carry a valid license while driving, fishing without a license, and writing worthless checks under $2,000.

RALEIGH, N.C.: More than 40 new NC laws begin Dec. 1 | Traffic | NewsObserver.com
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:38 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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It was a silly penalty unless a loss of life is involved but that would be classified as reckless driving.

I wish there was a media outlet that states that there is 40 new laws would explain all 40 new laws. Everyone only does only 3 or 4 on whatever.

I did find the complete list but its in legislative jargon; kudos if someone could explain each.
http://www.ncleg.net/documentsites/l...ctiveDates.pdf

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Old 11-30-2013, 06:56 AM
 
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Everyone drives 80 mph plus on I40 so this is good news.
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Old 12-02-2013, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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Everyone drives 80 mph plus on I40 so this is good news.
I've driven across this country a few times, and I can say with certainty there needs to be some of these signs in rural, straight, smooth areas. Our interstates and vehicles are built for it.

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Old 12-06-2013, 03:03 AM
 
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I've driven across this country a few times, and I can say with certainty there needs to be some of these signs in rural, straight, smooth areas. Our interstates and vehicles are built for it.
Is this from the Autobahn?

I don't think that would be a good idea considering the skill level and unpredictability of NC drivers..
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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Is this from the Autobahn?

I don't think that would be a good idea considering the skill level and unpredictability of NC drivers..
It's from a google image search of "no speed limit sign"

NC drivers aren't that terrible. I've dealt with worse. The only thing that frustrates me is that people stop on the entrance ramps instead of accelerating to make a spot in traffic.

Americans seem to believe no speed limit would be complete chaos, we really like the idea of "land of the free, home of the limited" in many aspects of life.

In reality most drivers would stay within their comfort zone. In western Texas where the speed limit is 85 most people stay at the limit or a little below. The idea that people automatically go over the limit just isn't true. Rural stretches of interstate highways are prime targets for less restriction.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:21 AM
 
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Is this from the Autobahn?

I don't think that would be a good idea considering the skill level and unpredictability of NC drivers..
Oh really, NC drivers? Most of the drivers on NC's highways learned to drive elsewhere, then moved here, put NC plates on their car so you could then belittle NC drivers. Really
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:53 AM
 
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I find NC driver's more courteous than most other states, and there skills on par with the most….except when frozen stuff is on the road. Stay off the brakes, let the engine slow you when possible.
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:53 PM
 
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I find NC driver's more courteous than most other states, and there skills on par with the most….except when frozen stuff is on the road. Stay off the brakes, let the engine slow you when possible.
The AWD and 4WD contribute to most of the bad driving on slick roads. Just because it will go doesn't mean it will stop, turn, or continue in the direction desired.
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:32 PM
 
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No speed wouldn't work because you have too many 'holes camping out in the passing lanes.
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