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Old 05-11-2007, 06:29 PM   #1
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IO: I hate Speed Limits!!1

I mean, honestly... is it necessary to have a 25 MPH zone anywhere??? Do the authorities realize how fucking slow 25 is??? It's not like I wanna go at 80 but... there's gotta be a limit!
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Maybe there's a school nearby?
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So if I see children by the side of the road I'll be watchful and go slowly!

25 and 30 mph are too freaking slow
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So if I see children by the side of the road I'll be watchful and go slowly!
but some ppl dont think like that
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I live in a very small town where the speed limit down the main (and only) road is 30 mph. There is no school closeby and I don't see the need for such a low speed limit. It is frustrating! Probably all the more because I moved from crazy New Jersey to a small town in the middle of Western New York!
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But I only ask for a modest limit of say, 50
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You could move to like Germany or something.
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I was driving in a 35 zone, which changed to a 25 zone that I was on for 3/10 of a mile before turning into another 35 zone...and I got pulled over for going 35 in a 25. I was able to get out of it though. I mean, I realize I was still in the wrong...but for that short of a distance? It would have really stunk to get a ticket for something as silly as that. I always make sure to slooooow down there now though!
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all the more because I moved from crazy New Jersey to a small town in the middle of Western New York!

oops - you just reminded me I never did anything about that speeding ticket I got in the whole St. Patricks Day mess...hmm, I don't know if I even know where the ticket is.crap. Thanks Zoots ignorance was bliss
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It's easier to aim when you're only going 25
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I was driving in a 35 zone, which changed to a 25 zone that I was on for 3/10 of a mile before turning into another 35 zone...and I got pulled over for going 35 in a 25. I was able to get out of it though. I mean, I realize I was still in the wrong...but for that short of a distance? It would have really stunk to get a ticket for something as silly as that. I always make sure to slooooow down there now though!
This is exactly why I hate speed limits! I mean... they don't set these limits in a realistic way. They're way too conservative and safe! If I don't drive 5 or 10 miles above the limits they set, I feel like I'm wasting time on the road.
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Engineering, education and enforcement, the 3 E's of traffic safety...I won't preach but consider this formula...

"mph x 1.47 = fps"

25 mph x 1.47 = 36 feet per second
35 mph = 52 feet per second
45 mph = 66 feet per second
50 mph = 73.5 feet per second
65 mph = 96 feet per second

Without arguing highway engineering, vehicle weight, coefficient of friction of the roadway surface, tires and driver experience/inexperience...the speed limits are set for a reason regardless of how fast you may want to go...

Plus, throw in some firewater, delayed reaction and braking will double or triple those distances ...
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No metric units?
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