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Old 11-10-2012, 10:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Agree with keeping the gubmint's dirty paws off of my speed limits! I was just on a road-trip where we drove a good stretch of Utah I-15. There are several stretches there that are 80mph and I felt dam uncomfortable driving at 80 and I mostly went 75 just to try to not impede the flow of traffic too much (played havoc with my MPG - DOH!). There were lots of other folks not running 80. BTW, those 80mph stretches were ALL straight, flat and had no on or off ramps on them if I recall correctly.

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:08 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:40 AM   #13 (permalink)
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National 70 mph limit??
Yeah, like the US doesn't already consume WAY more gasoline than any other country on the planet....

Might get flamed for saying so, but too many people have such a sense of entitlement, regardless of government intervention.
Oil is afterall, a non renewable resource.

There will always be people who drive much faster than the posted limit, in their Escalades and Hummers...
They clearly have more money than sense and an inflated ego and sense of entitlement!

There! I said it!
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:34 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Sometimes it just makes sense to drive faster and not spend even more money on a motel when on a road trip. But then again I spend the extra time weighing the benefit of each before taking off.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:31 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Driving equation:

CO$T = $ T

where:
CO$T = total cost of trip.
$ = cost of labor, fuel, etc.
T = time duration of labor, fuel, etc. costs.


...of course, when you DIE in a crash, all the above variables immediately go to ZERO or INFINITY, as appropriate.

...it's really just a "nulling" effort, least $ and least T = lowest total cost in both money ($) and time (T), which is where ecomodders excel by striving to maximize FE over minimizing time!

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Old 11-11-2012, 03:18 PM   #16 (permalink)
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To me high speed limits are a lot like same sex marriage. If you want to do it, go right ahead. But don't limit everyone to what only some prefer.

In other words, if the speed limit's 70 you're free to drive 55. If the speed limit's 55, you'll get a ticket for going 70. Doesn't seem right.

How about start ticketing people for holding up traffic in the fast lane? Then they wouldn't feel the need to dodge into the slow lane to get around folks.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:19 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Keep the government out of it!

How about as individuals, we could get together and somehow communicate nationally a
simple signal to tip off other drivers that this car ahead is in the 50-55mph bracket???

Regardless of the state we live in, our bracket (by an OPTIONAL plate fee) could be nationally known by its GREEN color.

The general public could learn this SYMBOL just like the blue reflector signals a fire hydrant nearby!

Yes, still many always blind, but it might be a start w/o government hands on.

What thinkist you???
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Wait, are we really considering the federal government's advice related to efficiency?
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Wait, are we really considering the federal government's advice related to efficiency?
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:53 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Driving is a privilege, not a right.
right on brother!, and it is a privilege to walk down the public sidewalk too.

Can you point me to the amendment that states that it is not a right.(remember the BOR and constitution is not a limiting document for the citizenry it is a limiting on the government). For my side I will claim the 9th.

To think that someone does not have the right to operate a piece of equipment that they own on a public surface for that purpose is asinine. Just because the government has taxed, legislated a right to the point that people think it is a privilege does not mean that they are correct.

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