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Old 05-22-2006, 09:59 AM   #11
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Texas is leading the way in fuel and life consevation they just passed a bill through 2 committees the full house and senate(186-0) to raise the speed limit on two highways to 80 MPH which means everyone will be driving 100+. Shoot in a couple more years yall can come to Texas to drive without speed restriction on our version of the Autobon.
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you're asking a lot. I was driving 75 in the carpool lane yesterday and there was a pack of cars stretching behind me trying to get around me. People want to drive 80+ in the carpool lane. I think the california rule is if a car gets 45mpg then it can get the sticker for the driver to be alone in the car.
yea i think ive heard something like that. i thought the carpool lane was actually more permissive in terms of speeding than the other lanes. i could be wrong though.

either way, if they drop the maximum speed to 55 i will leave the state or get a radar detector. the only thing lowering the limit will do is increase the internal revenues of the police and state trooper departments.

zpiloto, which highways are they? i think some roads should be limitless, they are safe enough. i mean should we force everyone to have nothing faster than a cable internet connection?
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Old 05-22-2006, 10:56 AM   #13
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the only thing lowering the limit will do is increase the internal revenues of the police and state trooper departments.
I can see it now... billboards that say...

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Old 05-22-2006, 12:47 PM   #14
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Sections of I-10 and I-20 yes they are flat and straight.
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zpiloto, which highways are they? i think some roads should be limitless, they are safe enough. i mean should we force everyone to have nothing faster than a cable internet connection?
Why do you think we should have no speed limit even if it is only on some roads? High speed internet does not use as much oil as a car. There is only so much oil and China going to start using more and more. Gas prices have slumped for now but schools are soon to be out so the price is just going to keep increasing. Increasing the speed limit is not going to reduce consumption or save lives. Faster speed limits will make the car manufactors build more powerful and although more efficient cars but with a next decrease in overall MPG. Look at cars for the last few years they are bigger and more powerful but the gas mileage really has not improved nor has our dependence on oil.
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Old 05-22-2006, 12:57 PM   #15
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I heard the potholes are so big that you have to literally fly over there not to mess up the rim.
Seriously, I-20 sucks, and the two right lanes of I-85 on the south side of town are horrible. Most of the other interstates are fine though. We have a pretty good state DOT. Alabama roads SUCK.
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Sections of I-10 and I-20 yes they are flat and straight. Why do you think we should have no speed limit even if it is only on some roads? High speed internet does not use as much oil as a car. There is only so much oil and China going to start using more and more. Gas prices have slumped for now but schools are soon to be out so the price is just going to keep increasing. Increasing the speed limit is not going to reduce consumption or save lives. Faster speed limits will make the car manufactors build more powerful and although more efficient cars but with a next decrease in overall MPG. Look at cars for the last few years they are bigger and more powerful but the gas mileage really has not improved nor has our dependence on oil.
I understand your point and I agree to some extent, however i feel reducing the depency on oil lies not in slowing ourselves down, but in look for an alternate source in energy.

Lowering the speedlimit will not help our economy. All of the shipping will take longer and will about the same if not more.

we probably should specify why we would do this. is it to not waste energy or to be independent of oil? the servers that run the internet would be soooo much more affordable and consume a great deal less electricity if everyones internet speeds were capped.
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Old 05-22-2006, 04:12 PM   #17
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I'm tired, so I won't say much now, but I think the idea is to reduce the use of energy, not just oil. Personally, I think closing a lane on the interstates would be more fun, increase congestion and all that...

A story: My friend (who is japanese, whom I became friends with while she was exchanging at my school) got rediculously drunk the other night and road the subway around tokyo not knowing what she was doing. My co worker gets wicked drunk every night and drive around through the woods in his truck not know what he is doing.

Public transportation saves lives?
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Yeah SVO a good Public transit system is definatly a positive.

This seems like something that would be on www.urbanplanet.org/

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I don't have enough time to indulge in interesting things like that. I wish I didn't have 100 pound chunks of metal to haul so I could bike to work,
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I see Compaq888 has been upgraded to "Super Jerk"! LOL
ROFLMFAO, operantly somebody got very heated about it. I can't explain it here but it was hilarious.
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