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Old 07-19-2008, 09:10 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by dcb View Post
LOL, so we can do away with all those pesky school and construction speed limits, heck we don't even need to have any traffic control devices if all speeds are as safe as no speed
You have a pretty extreme view of the world.

As far as divided highway speed limits are concerned (the subject of this thread), there is no correlation between the speed and safety. The most important point to safety is that everyone on the highway travels at the same speed regardless of the speed limit. Driving slower than traffic (AKA having 20 cars pass you) is more dangerous as driving faster than traffic.

So if you want to save a couple of bucks by driving slower than traffic go ahead. You're putting yourself and everyone else on the road at risk.

Last edited by tjts1; 07-19-2008 at 09:27 PM..
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