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Old 01-15-2014, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Will 65 MPH speed limits be restored along the freeways in Eastern LI. For all I know, a speed limit of 55 makes no sense beyond exit 42 on the LIE. Very few people actually go at that speed. Most are traveling at least 65 from what I have observed during my frequent trips. The road can surely handle such speeds, and NYS has raised the bar for speed limits to 65 MPH already in 1995. Why wasn't it ever implemented on the freeways in eastern LI. Is there a political reason behind this. Can anyone shed light on this issue.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Artane, Dublin
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Not happening.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:09 PM
 
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Not happening.
Thank you for your descriptive, well thought out post. It surely answered the questions asked above.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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55mph was brought about because of the gas crisis of the 70s. And likely kept to generate revenue. Unless you have some old run-down 4-banger with a muffler hanging loose, 70mph feels like nothing on our highways.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:11 PM
 
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Has anyone ever gotten ticketed for going between 55 and 65? I doubt it, and really, I don't think it would matter what the speed limit is.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:06 AM
 
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Will 65 MPH speed limits be restored along the freeways in Eastern LI. For all I know, a speed limit of 55 makes no sense beyond exit 42 on the LIE. Very few people actually go at that speed. Most are traveling at least 65 from what I have observed during my frequent trips. The road can surely handle such speeds, and NYS has raised the bar for speed limits to 65 MPH already in 1995. Why wasn't it ever implemented on the freeways in eastern LI. Is there a political reason behind this. Can anyone shed light on this issue.
55 = 75
65 = 85

I think most drive fast enough.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:08 AM
 
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^^Spot on.


We dont need nut jobs in their big SUV's barreling down the highways at 90 mph.


It will stay 55 for that reason.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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^^Spot on.


We dont need nut jobs in their big SUV's barreling down the highways at 90 mph.


It will stay 55 for that reason.
Sounds like a description of the weekend crowd heading to the Hampton's....
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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55 = 75
65 = 85

I think most drive fast enough.
I got fined heavily for doing 71 in a 55 zone. Road was empty. Cop refused to let me go without a $200 speeding ticket. I will never speed again.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Stony Brook
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^^Spot on.


We dont need nut jobs in their big SUV's barreling down the highways at 90 mph.


It will stay 55 for that reason.
That doesnt nessesarily mean that. Down in nj where the speed limit is 65...anything over 75, you are getting a ticket. Todays cars can handle 75 much better than cars from the 70's doing 55. There is no comparison.
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