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Old 08-06-2019, 08:43 AM
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I kind of wondered this. I could be wrong but it 'seems' like you can do up to 80 in the more rural areas of GA without having to worry about anything. I personally have been spoiled by the higher speed limits in the Midwest/Southwest region and they have some surface arterial highways that allow for 70 - 75 MPH even on roads with traffic signals... It was crazy at first but I kind of came to love it.

BUT... not here to compare that. What would you guys feel if the speed limit was bumped up by 5 MPH on the more rural sections of I-75, I-85 and I-20?
In some places. But I-75 is mostly congested. It would work on parts of I-85, I-20 and I-16.

Texas has 85 on 130. It worked well. Utah on I-15 is mostly 80. That worked fine too.
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Old 08-07-2019, 07:45 AM
 
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Almost was pinched by a road pirate on I-16 but my radar detector saved me. Was doing 85 when it went off & slowed to 72, saw him about a 1/2 mile up the road hiding behind a hill, he was in a great hiding spot.

As far as cars go, I understand driver skill has something to do with speed, but I am making more of a point in that sports cars are designed to go faster than pickup trucks & are safer at higher speeds due to their design.
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Old 08-09-2019, 03:51 PM
 
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Almost was pinched by a road pirate on I-16 but my radar detector saved me. Was doing 85 when it went off & slowed to 72, saw him about a 1/2 mile up the road hiding behind a hill, he was in a great hiding spot.

As far as cars go, I understand driver skill has something to do with speed, but I am making more of a point in that sports cars are designed to go faster than pickup trucks & are safer at higher speeds due to their design.
well to be honest, 90 feels like 55 in my car, without exaggerating. It holds it right at 2k RPMS... literally feels like its only warming up at that speed.
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:19 AM
 
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I see 2 big problems.

One is this isn't the southwest. We are an original colony along the eastern seaboard. We have far more people in our rural areas than further west. This is why 316 had so many problems, even before exurbanization/suburbanization took hold in Barrow County and parts of oconnee.

Problem 2 is the insurance companies will increase rates. They will see larger risks for more fatal accents, totaled cars, and larger hospital bills one a per capita basis.

This came up maybe 10 years back and the insurance companies were quick to lobby the point against any increases.

Lastly I find "good skilled" driver often mistake safe driving speeds to having more to do with their ability to control their car and they're ignoring that the speed limit has to do with the sight lines of other drivers ability to see other cars. This relates to the grade, curvature, and access to the road and how other cars turn on and off.
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:55 AM
 
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I see 2 big problems.

One is this isn't the southwest. We are an original colony along the eastern seaboard. We have far more people in our rural areas than further west. This is why 316 had so many problems, even before exurbanization/suburbanization took hold in Barrow County and parts of oconnee.

Problem 2 is the insurance companies will increase rates. They will see larger risks for more fatal accents, totaled cars, and larger hospital bills one a per capita basis.

This came up maybe 10 years back and the insurance companies were quick to lobby the point against any increases.

Lastly I find "good skilled" driver often mistake safe driving speeds to having more to do with their ability to control their car and they're ignoring that the speed limit has to do with the sight lines of other drivers ability to see other cars. This relates to the grade, curvature, and access to the road and how other cars turn on and off.
All newer high end cars come with lane assist & adaptive cruise, I set my cruise at 85 & my RDX slows down when coming up to traffic & speeds up when there is none. If I go out of my lane it will correct & chirp at me to stay in my lane.
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Old 08-11-2019, 06:54 AM
 
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All newer high end cars come with lane assist & adaptive cruise, I set my cruise at 85 & my RDX slows down when coming up to traffic & speeds up when there is none. If I go out of my lane it will correct & chirp at me to stay in my lane.
Not always true. ACC is standard for Honda, Acura, Toyota and Lexus and few others but Mercedes and BMW still have ACC as an option on most of their models. AEB is standard though.
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:42 AM
 
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What would it matter? No one is getting pulled over for going 75 on a 70 limit interstate.

Super speeder is at 85. As long as a driver is below that, they aren't getting pulled over.

85 mph is "superspeeding" lol pfffftttt these law makers are still living in the middle ages.
Dam, what would they have classified me as if they clocked me at 110 in the 65 zone on the awesome Jersey Turnpike?
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Old 09-19-2019, 12:02 PM
 
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Fine with me. I do 80 MPH myself on cruise control.

For the most part, LEO doesn't stop you unless you're a super speeder any way (which is 85+ MPH).
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Old 09-19-2019, 05:09 PM
 
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Waze is a huge help these days too. Haven’t used my Escort detector in a couple of years.
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Old 09-26-2019, 11:19 AM
 
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I kind of wondered this. I could be wrong but it 'seems' like you can do up to 80 in the more rural areas of GA without having to worry about anything. I personally have been spoiled by the higher speed limits in the Midwest/Southwest region and they have some surface arterial highways that allow for 70 - 75 MPH even on roads with traffic signals... It was crazy at first but I kind of came to love it.

BUT... not here to compare that. What would you guys feel if the speed limit was bumped up by 5 MPH on the more rural sections of I-75, I-85 and I-20?
South and east of Macon, yes. Mostly flat, wide open, plenty of room.

North of Atlanta, no. 75 has too many trucks and hills, and 85 is too congested, for a 75-mph speed limit.

Not sure about I-20.
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