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Old 11-15-2009, 01:37 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by dcb View Post
lol, folks do like to jump to conclusions. A story about a story about a story and all of a sudden 80mph is safe everywhere, hilarious.

"UDOT carefully selected the areas that it believed would best handle the increased limit."
Seeing how successful the 80mph experiment has been, you can bet they'll be expanding it in the future.
I think higher speed limits will encourage people to buy smaller, more fuel efficient cars. So what if you burn more fuel at 80mph than 55mph? The majority of driving is still done in cities, stuck in traffic, etc. The maximum speed anybody happens to reach over a year's worth of driving is essentially irrelevant when you consider the other 90% of driving that is limited by traffic, etc.
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