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Old 08-02-2019, 02:44 AM
 
Location: British Columbia ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️
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The 55mph limit increased highway deaths

Deaths didn't increase in all the other countries that have already lowered the speed limits. So what makes America different?
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Old 08-02-2019, 02:52 AM
 
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I am engineer, so the solution is easy. You can use speed governor to limit the maximum speed of vehicles. I propose use of speed governor and the use of engine locked breathalyzer (for EVERYONE) to prevent car related injuries and death but apparently time and convenience is worth the deaths and suffering.

Funny, when it comes to limiting something (protected by Constitution) the dems have big support, but speed governor and breathalyzer on all cars...

crickets!!
Mass murderers are not protected by the Constitution.
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Old 08-02-2019, 03:49 AM
 
Location: Metro Seattle Area - Born and Raised
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Hey 509, I'm sorry that I can't take you seriously since you stated in your first post you drove to Berkley... which tells me that you're a California/West Coast Far-Leftist, socialist/communist and an elitist who feels that you have the moral right to enforce your failed ideals on this country.

Seriously, California is a national joke and most of the country isn't stupid enough to follow their lead.

Btw, you high taxes will destroy the working class, especially people of color... The same people you claim to want to help. If you really want to help people of color and this country, please keep your silly ideals inside the borders of California.
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Old 08-02-2019, 03:54 AM
Status: "Football ... yeah!" (set 12 days ago)
 
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Enforcement would NOT be a issue.

The Europeans are going to require all their cars have speed governors linked to GPS. You litterally, will NOT be able to go over the speed limit. I believe the proposal is to start it in 2022.

For us....it is even simpler. The state governments can contract with Google. Google knows how fast your phone is going, where it is, and the speed limit for that section of road. Shutting off the phone, doesn't work....Google still knows where you are.

The only way to avoid it would be to travel without a phone. I don't think anybody would do that.

It would be just like the red light cameras. You get a ticket in the mail.
Reeks of tyranny ...
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Old 08-02-2019, 03:55 AM
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No its not...it is very serious. British Columbia has a carbon tax of 40 cents a gallon on gasoline and going up.

Did you listen to the debate last night??
Who cares about Canada or a gaggle of DimocRats ....
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Old 08-02-2019, 07:21 AM
 
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Im with Sammy on this one:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RvV3nn_de2k
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Old 08-02-2019, 07:23 AM
 
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So I looked it up.



Joe Biden voted Yes to impose the 55mph limit on Americans in 1974. I would have thought he'd might have learned a lesson that.



(yes, he's that old)
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Old 08-02-2019, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Eastern N.C.
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Perfect world....
Through taxes or speed limits we were able to reduce carbon emissions by 30%

What then? Would there be a measurable change in the climate?

I rarely see a "If A then B". Just WE GOTTA DO 'A' OR WE'RE GONNA DIE!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-02-2019, 07:57 AM
 
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Why tax the consumer? Why not force auto manufacturers to make higher MPG cars like what Obama had in place? Also, America could invest in public transit and more sustainable urban development. However, that would go against what the baby boomers view as the American Dream (TM) i.e. a house in suburbia, at the end of a cul-de-sac, with a white picket fence and two cars in the garage.
Try going to a supermarket and bringing home a week's groceries on a city bus. Even if you can find a bus or any other public transit going where you need, when you need it.
And the vast majority of towns in this country are too small to afford or use public transit.
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Old 08-02-2019, 08:23 AM
 
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Why tax the consumer? Why not force auto manufacturers to make higher MPG cars like what Obama had in place? Also, America could invest in public transit and more sustainable urban development. However, that would go against what the baby boomers view as the American Dream (TM) i.e. a house in suburbia, at the end of a cul-de-sac, with a white picket fence and two cars in the garage.
Thanks for the reminder. Everyone can thank Obama for the annoying and dangerous stop/start feature now in our cars.
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