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Old 02-22-2012, 11:02 AM
 
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A turnpike is a special case because of fewer exits and entrances (compared to untolled interstate highways) and one could also argue that the toll drives the demographics of the drivers - fewer idiots driving unsafe rustbuckets with poor handling.

Interstates in Texas and Utah have 80mph speed limits, built to the exact same standards as Interstates in Ohio. Interstates in other states have 75mph limits.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Interstates in Texas and Utah have 80mph speed limits, built to the exact same standards as Interstates in Ohio. Interstates in other states have 75mph limits.
The standards the interstates were built to have little to do with today's conditions. When new they were beautiful roads. I remember running at least 80 on I-70 when it was new between Columbus and Pittsburgh. It was a beautiful road. The problem is that was a long time ago. As many of them have been lane expanded a lot of compromises have been made. And the roadbed maintenance is just nowhere near the condition when they were new. Pardon me but I am not an advocate of higher speeds. In addition to the road condition we have the non-attentive attitude of the nut behind the wheel.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:19 AM
 
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The standards the interstates were built to have little to do with today's conditions. When new they were beautiful roads. I remember running at least 80 on I-70 when it was new between Columbus and Pittsburgh. It was a beautiful road. The problem is that was a long time ago. As many of them have been lane expanded a lot of compromises have been made. And the roadbed maintenance is just nowhere near the condition when they were new. Pardon me but I am not an advocate of higher speeds. In addition to the road condition we have the non-attentive attitude of the nut behind the wheel.

I drive 80+ everyday and live to tell about it. There is no reason why these speeds should not be legal in all states.

Maybe the cops should be more concerned about the nut behind the wheel instead of a somebody driving a few mph over an underposted speed limit?
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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guess when 90 days comes around i'll see what the speed is near me if it's 65 or 70.. and on 75 going north
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:01 PM
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Location: 32°19'03.7"N 106°43'55.9"W
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One state had it right, for 3 years anyway:
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:02 PM
 
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One state had it right, for 3 years anyway:

Nevada and Montana had reasonable and prudent speed limits for many years before the 55 nonsense started in 1974.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:21 PM
 
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I don't see the logic of raising the speed limit with cost of gas being what it is and the strong potential that prices will rise much higher.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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i remember hearing long time ago.. two drag racer who were pros were drag racing
in montana no limit a cop pulled them over so the speed is 80 now
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:21 PM
 
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I don't see the logic of raising the speed limit with cost of gas being what it is and the strong potential that prices will rise much higher.

You don't have to drive the maximum posted speed limit.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:22 PM
 
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i remember hearing long time ago.. two drag racer who were pros were drag racing
in montana no limit a cop pulled them over so the speed is 80 now

No, it's 75 in Montana now.
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