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Old 07-30-2019, 07:52 PM
 
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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?
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Old 07-31-2019, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Columbus, GA
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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.
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Old 07-31-2019, 08:39 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.
Since you bring this up, I'm guessing counties do not make much for ticketing 10 over do they?

Decades ago it was pretty easy to run into a state trooper but today I can pretty much fly down the road between state line to state line without worrying about it save for a few towns like Tifton or Forsyth. Besides enforcement costs, did anything else change?

Was the super speeder (85) technically imposed to justify reducing enforcement on the interstates (funding) while popping everyone going more than 85 with a heavier fine as a way to collect premium fines rather than popping every other mom and pop? While doing this also conceding with increasing the speed limits in the Atlanta metro to also justify reducing enforcement?
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Old 07-31-2019, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Sounds good to me, honestly, I-16 could probably match Texas at 85mph and most of the other interstates could be set to 80mph without issue. Research has shown that people tend drive the speed they're comfortable with. A speed limit increase won't increase the top speed of traffic, but will reduce the spread of speed (which is a factor in many collisions).
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Old 08-01-2019, 02:38 PM
 
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Sounds good to me, honestly, I-16 could probably match Texas at 85mph and most of the other interstates could be set to 80mph without issue. Research has shown that people tend drive the speed they're comfortable with. A speed limit increase won't increase the top speed of traffic, but will reduce the spread of speed (which is a factor in many collisions).
I had the opportunity to use the 130 Toll Road in the 85 zone... it was AWESOME. Could do 90 without passing anyone. You cover alot of distance real fast.

I-16 could easily support 85. Less exits than 130 and nothing in sight for miles.

I-75 and I-85 probably wouldnt ever go above 75 due to the amount of traffic they have. Even in Texas we dont get 80 zones until you get WAY out in the middle of nowhere, or... you pay for it (Toll Roads and Toll Lanes)

I-20 between Covington and Augusta probably could support 80 no issue.
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Old 08-04-2019, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Inland FL
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Should be increased to 100
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Old 08-04-2019, 11:21 AM
 
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Better yet, let's change the speed limit to match cars. If you buy a Porshe 911, then a speed limit of 120 is what you get, if you have a toyota yaris, then it's 70. Some cars are just designed to go faster than others. a 8000lb Denali isn't as safe to drive at a 100 as a 911.
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Old 08-04-2019, 07:23 PM
 
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Better yet, let's change the speed limit to match cars. If you buy a Porshe 911, then a speed limit of 120 is what you get, if you have a toyota yaris, then it's 70. Some cars are just designed to go faster than others. a 8000lb Denali isn't as safe to drive at a 100 as a 911.
It’s not just the car. Plenty of 911s and other high performance cars getting in wrecks as people don’t know how to drive them...

The ideal situation is Germany - expensive to get a license, cars must be kept in good shape, road rules are all followed, and as a bonus you can drive very, very fast in most places on the Autobahn.

I’ve driven 130 in an Opel Vectra years ago there that had a 1.6L 4 cylinder, which was more like a Yaris than a 911, but it was perfectly safe due to the road conditions and that people followed the rules (as I did).

I’ve seen people here applying makeup or eating lunch while driving...even 85 sounds scary for them.
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Old 08-05-2019, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Admittedly, I’ve driven 90 with cruise control on whilst driving I-16 and had absolutely no problems. I could probably do in excess of 100 (out in places like Treutlen, Emanuel, Twiggs or Candler) without any issue as well.

I would definitely be in favor of an increased limit.
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Old 08-06-2019, 08:23 AM
 
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I had the opportunity to use the 130 Toll Road in the 85 zone... it was AWESOME. Could do 90 without passing anyone. You cover alot of distance real fast.

I-16 could easily support 85. Less exits than 130 and nothing in sight for miles.

I-75 and I-85 probably wouldnt ever go above 75 due to the amount of traffic they have. Even in Texas we dont get 80 zones until you get WAY out in the middle of nowhere, or... you pay for it (Toll Roads and Toll Lanes)

I-20 between Covington and Augusta probably could support 80 no issue.
I’d say this is pretty spot on as to what the GDOT should enforce for speed limits.
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