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Old 02-22-2008, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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News: Utah Considers Joining 80 MPH Speed Limit Club

Utah Considers Joining 80 MPH Speed Limit Club

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Texas may lose the distinction of being the state with the highest legal speed limit in the US.

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"The engineering studies that we conduct would determine what the appropriate speed would be," a UDOT Government Affairs Director Linda Hull explained on Wednesday. "Looking at it from the outside we think it might be eighty miles per hour." The test would consider the 85th percentile speed -- the actual speed at which the majority of traffic is moving in safety
Apparently engineers don't consider increased fuel consumption & higher emissions in their studies.

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