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Old 04-16-2019, 06:53 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Vman455 View Post
I wonder if anyone's done a study on actual highway speeds over the last fifteen years? Just in that time, I feel like the average speed has crept upward, to the point where on this last road trip to NY I felt like I was poking along going 70-72 mph with traffic still flying past me, where in 2004 when I drove across the country for the first time I could comfortably go 65 mph and not feel like I was holding up trucks and whatnot.
Honestly, If you're not going at least 72 mph here you will fight with semi's passing and slowing down on you your entire trip and here in arkansas the speed limit is 65 mph for semi's and 70 mph for cars. I would say the average speed is 75 mph currently, and next year the speed limit will officially be 75 mph... which is why I said the 55 mph speed is kind of null.
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