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Old 08-01-2019, 04:28 PM
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Transportation is the major source of CO2 emissions in western countries.

From the European version of EPA.....Transport is the only sector whose greenhouse emissions increased between 1990 and 2008. Transportís total GHG output rose 25 % in the 32 EEA member countries (this excludes the international maritime and aviation sectors), accounting for 19.5 % of total emissions. CO2 is the main component of transport greenhouse gas emissions (99 %) and road transport is, in turn, the largest contributor to these emissions (around 94 % in 2008), thus accounting for 18.2% of total emissions.

As noted in this article, the French think reducing speed limits will reduce CO2 emissions by 30%!!!

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/01/...mit-autobahns/

That is huge!!

The Democrats are proposing a carbon tax or cap and trade policy when it comes to C02 emissions. However, to get a 30% reduction via taxes would require a ADDITIONAL gas tax of THREE to FIVE dollars a gallon.

The alternative is much simpler and cheaper. Drop the speed limit to 55 MPH.

BTW....70% or more of the transportation CO2 emissions come from BLUE STATES. The Governor of the state has the ability to set speed limits for ALL roads in their states. No new laws to be passed, and there is nothing President Trump can do to stop it.

In fact, in 1973, the three Republican governors of Washngton (Evans), Oregon (McCall), and California (Reagan) imposed the 55 MPH limit overnight!! I remember driving from Vancouver, Canada to Berkeley, CA a few days after the speed limit was imposed. Easy to do.

Since "global climate change" is now "settled science. Every Democrat running for President and all their Governors support climate change it looks like an additional $4/gallon gas tax or 55 MPH.

Like to hear people's comments on which you prefer and why. Accept as a given that it is taxes or 55 MPH. This thread is not about the validity of global warming...thanks.
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:30 PM
 
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Neither, its nonsense.
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:33 PM
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Neither, its nonsense.
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??
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:35 PM
 
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Well...... They tried 55mph for 22 years. It didn't work.

National Maximum Speed Law



Became the most broken law in US history. If there's a Democrat suggesting it now, they are stupid. Biden probably voted for it.
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:37 PM
 
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Well...... They tried 55mph for 22 years. It didn't work.

National Maximum Speed Law



Became the most broken law in US history. If there's a Democrat suggesting it now, they are stupid.
The police gave up trying to enforce it.
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:41 PM
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The police gave up trying to enforce it.
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.
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:43 PM
 
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The 55mph limit increased highway deaths
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:46 PM
 
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Humans are fallible & not trustworthy so forget the 55 MPH speed limit.
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:53 PM
 
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$8.00 a gallon? You must really hate the poor.
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:54 PM
 
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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??
No. I didnít. But I make my own diesel. Free.
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