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Old 02-20-2008, 01:04 AM   #21 (permalink)
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See post 14 - Mass*velocity. The less you weigh, the faster you could legally go.
I don't see how that would work. I'll have to research it a little.

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Old 02-20-2008, 01:32 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I don't see how that would work. I'll have to research it a little.

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Basically, it's stopping distance, stability in emergency situations, and mass. In Europe, tractor-trailers and other large vehicles have speed limit stickers on the trailer, based on the weight of the vehicle (for use on Motorways).

The best I could find on the subject.

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Ironically, Pennsylvania was the last State to adopt 65. They even had signs advertising "Still 55..."

It wasn't until the DOT Feds threatened to withdraw funding, that the Commonwealth was forced to adopt the "National Limit".

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Ok, yeah I remember now. It was circa 1995. I was a little kid when PA upped the limit to 65.


New Hampshire was one of the last states where the driver was required to where a seatbelt (I am confusing my laws).
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Speed limits on the highway are inherently dangerous and serve no purpose other than a source of money for local government. A portion of the population is going to break the law whether you set the limit at 55 or 70. The worst part about it is the complete lack of lane discipline in America. The concept of "slower traffic keep right" is completely lost on some people. A lower speed limit would encourage more slow drivers to use the left lane presenting a road block to everybody else. Speed alone isn't inherently dangerous. Its the difference in speed that will kill you. The prime example of this is the carpool lane at rush hour. 3 lanes sit in stop and go traffic while the lane immediately to their left can moving at 60mph. Try merging into the car pool with that kind of speed differential.

I like to look at the Germans as nice example. Anyone that has driven in Germany knows that there are speed limits on the Autobahn. But the speed limits change based on traffic congestion, time of day and weather. This can range from 100kph in on a crowded stretch through Munich to unlimited on the open road. I don't think any single speed limit right for all places all the time.

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Ok, yeah I remember now. It was circa 1995. I was a little kid when PA upped the limit to 65.


New Hampshire was one of the last states where the driver was required to where a seatbelt (I am confusing my laws).
We actually just passed the seat belt. We are withheld federal government money, OUR own money WE pay in taxes to the feds... Anyways we repealed the fascist Real ID and, in order to displace more of our money being stolen, we passed a seat belt law.

We don't always do well at the "Live Free or Die" motto, but we try. The rest of this country just enjoys living under authoritarian control way too much.

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