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Old 07-21-2008, 01:44 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by dcb View Post
The relationship between impact speed and crash severity is particularly critical for pedestrians...
So maybe that's why most divided highways have "No Pedestrians Allowed" signs at all the on-ramps? And why your mother (presumably) told you not to play in the street, and to look both ways before crossing the road?

This all seems to be considerably off the topic of speed limits as a means to cut fuel consumption. But I'd just ask you to think about why you're out there on the highway at all. Granted that commuting to work may be an economic necessity, so leave that aside, and think of all the other times you risk your life by driving somewhere for what is basically nothing more than entertainment of one kind or another. If it's dangerous, as you say it is, and you care about safety, then why not just stay home?
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