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75 mph still ain't fast enough to get the hell out of NY state.
NY is no longer what it used to be. Maybe 85 mph would be more appropriate? 馃
 

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Honestly I think federal max should be 65mph or even 60mph. To go faster your car needs to be certified to go those speeds.

some very good reasons why I think that way. Aerodynamicly a lot of vehicles are unstable at those speeds. I鈥檓 really tired of nearly being side swiped because your vehicle can鈥檛 drive straight.

Economically it wastes fuel. Emissions wise, just find an old truck and look at the exhaust or use your nose.

At the very least trucks and trailers should be regulated a bit heavier.
 

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More than half of the total length of the German autobahn network has no speed limit, about one third has a permanent limit, and the remaining parts have a temporary or conditional limit. Some cars with very powerful engines can reach speeds of well over 300 km/h (190 mph). I drove there many times, depending of the car I had, traffic or weather conditions, I adjusted my maximum speed accordingly. The big difference is the quality of the highways and the general drivers' attitude towards to each other.
 

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Don't need to raise the speed limit here near chitcago. Speed limit on the congested tollway system in and around chitcago is 60 but many areas are 45 in construction zones. With that said most people drive 80-90 weaving in and out of traffic when it's not stop and go.
 

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Honestly I think federal max should be 65mph or even 60mph. To go faster your car needs to be certified to go those speeds.

some very good reasons why I think that way. Aerodynamicly a lot of vehicles are unstable at those speeds. I鈥檓 really tired of nearly being side swiped because your vehicle can鈥檛 drive straight.

Economically it wastes fuel. Emissions wise, just find an old truck and look at the exhaust or use your nose.

At the very least trucks and trailers should be regulated a bit heavier.
You obviously haven't driven across the western US. 65 is too slow, especially across the Great Plains and the high deserts of the Rocky Mountains.

People having problems staying in their lane isn't a vehicle problem. It's a driver problem and it seems to occur most often in urban areas where people simply don't pay attention. I drive long distances every year and I've noticed that once I'm out of the urban areas drivers tend to be more lane aware. Aerodynamics does come into play at higher speeds, but it's not the leading cause of cars not staying in their lanes. It does impact large trucks, even at speeds as low as 45 MPH.

While I agree that fuel efficiency goes down as you go faster in the car's highest gear, there is a tradeoff between fuel efficiency and travel time. In fact, the reason the Federal 55 MPH limit was repealed was due to the efforts of one of the Senators from Delaware having to drive from Lincoln, NE to Cheyenne, WY at 55 MPH. He had been a staunch supporter of 55 until that point. What he discovered was that while 55 is sufficient in Delaware, it's not sufficient in Nebraska or Wyoming.

When Colorado raised their speed limits from 55 to 65 and then to 75 on interstates that could handle the higher speed was that interstate accidents dropped by a significant percentage. Accidents across the state also dropped because the local and state speed enforcement efforts were redirected to secondary roads not designed for the higher speeds. Accidents have crept up in the intervening years but not as a per mile driven rate - that hasn't climbed. We just have more cars on the roads.
 

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I live in SD where the speed limit is 80. it doesn鈥檛 get much worse than that.

Most vehicles don鈥檛 really have a problem and it鈥檚 usually obvious when someone is not paying attention versus their vehicle and/or trailer being unstable.
 

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I was driving from El Paso to Carlsbad New Mexico at christmas time 2014 when my son was stationed at Fort Bliss. Speed limit was 80 or 85 can't remember which on 62 which is a secondary road and not an interstate highway.
 

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I was driving from El Paso to Carlsbad New Mexico at christmas time 2014 when my son was stationed at Fort Bliss. Speed limit was 80 or 85 can't remember which on 62 which is a secondary road and not an interstate highway.
I've driven this road - it's a two lane road going across absolutely nothing and for most of the way is straighter than most interstates. The higher speeds are fine on it as long as you're paying attention. Most focus of higher speeds is on the interstates but there's no reason for secondary roads in good shape to not have them as well, especially when crossing large expanses of flat ground with no one around. Speed limits need to be based on the condition of the road and traffic levels. US 62 between El Paso and Carlsbad should probably have no speed limit for long stretches of the road.
 

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I've driven this road - it's a two lane road going across absolutely nothing and for most of the way is straighter than most interstates. The higher speeds are fine on it as long as you're paying attention. Most focus of higher speeds is on the interstates but there's no reason for secondary roads in good shape to not have them as well, especially when crossing large expanses of flat ground with no one around. Speed limits need to be based on the condition of the road and traffic levels. US 62 between El Paso and Carlsbad should probably have no speed limit for long stretches of the road.
Got pulled over on the way back by guadlupe national park going 71 in a 55 after a +/- 6" snowfall. Gal told me I was going way too fast for road conditions till she saw my license and said your from Illinois, I said yes and these roads aren't bad at all. LOL She gave me a verbal warning and off I went. My son was practically laughing the whole time. He called me an idiot after she let us go. lol
 

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After getting a $350 ticket for doing 70 mph in a 65 mph, I keep it 5-10 mph below the limit. California has enough money, I don鈥檛 need to write them any more checks.

It was on a single lane desert road, the only other car out there was the Highway Patrolman that wrote me up. Cruise control was set at 70, exactly 5 miles over the posted limit.

Ironically, at 70 mph on this very same road, I used to get routinely passed by pickups towing boats and toy haulers going at least 75-80 mph.
 

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I've taken to sticking to no more than 2 MPH over the posted limit on long haul trips. The last time I drove back from New Hampshire every single car I saw pulled over had passed me and I drove by several speed traps. The nice thing about +2 is I can tap down the cruise control and be one over and it just appears to be the normal variations in speed.
 

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After getting a $350 ticket for doing 70 mph in a 65 mph, I keep it 5-10 mph below the limit. California has enough money, I don鈥檛 need to write them any more checks.

It was on a single lane desert road, the only other car out there was the Highway Patrolman that wrote me up. Cruise control was set at 70, exactly 5 miles over the posted limit.

Ironically, at 70 mph on this very same road, I used to get routinely passed by pickups towing boats and toy haulers going at least 75-80 mph.
Yup Kalifornia is a commie liberal socialist ship hole to say the least. But I'm in Hellinois so I don't have much room to talk. lol
 

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I've driven this road - it's a two lane road going across absolutely nothing and for most of the way is straighter than most interstates. The higher speeds are fine on it as long as you're paying attention. Most focus of higher speeds is on the interstates but there's no reason for secondary roads in good shape to not have them as well, especially when crossing large expanses of flat ground with no one around. Speed limits need to be based on the condition of the road and traffic levels. US 62 between El Paso and Carlsbad should probably have no speed limit for long stretches of the road.
VA has stretches of mountain roads with no speed limit. They're usually 35-45 mph roads, but taking away the limit pretty much guarantees you'll get stuck behind a Prius doing 19 because they don't know what it means when the sign says "end posted speed".

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VA has stretches of mountain roads with no speed limit. They're usually 35-45 mph roads, but taking away the limit pretty much guarantees you'll get stuck behind a Prius doing 19 because they don't know what it means when the sign says "end posted speed".

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They'd be doing that even with a posted speed limit. I've followed a few of them around Colorado where they're 20 MPH or more below the posted limit.
 

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Guys give them a break. They're probably posting on facebook while driving and want to be "safe" by driving very slow while posting......I would add LOL but it's no laughing matter....
 
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