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Old February 19th, 2015, 05:42 AM   #21
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Chinese expressways usually have that. Something like 80 max 60 min in the right lane, 120 max 80 min in the middle, 120 max 110 min in the left...
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Old February 19th, 2015, 05:46 AM   #22
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Is the 50 a HOV lane? That wasn't clear. I thought they were encouraging passing in the left lane by permitting a higher speed.
Yes, except for a small section to permit people to enter the reversible express lane.


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Old February 19th, 2015, 08:50 AM   #23
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Over 20 years ago I drove from Niagara Falls to Quebec City and the speed limit signs displayed a limit of 100 km/h (62.5 mph) which is as unrealistic as the old 55 mph American national speed limit. I noticed, however, that everyone was driving at a steady 130 km/h (80 mph) and that there were signs with the prices of the speeding tickets showing a huge price increase for the tickets for driving over 130 km/h. I also noticed that there was very good lane discipline and that 130 km/h was the safest speed to drive for road conditions. So I drove at that speed like everyone else and was never stopped in any of the many speed traps being run by the Ontario Provincila Police and the Surette du Quebec.

I don't know if those highway patrolmen continue to act rationally or if they have become roving cashiers or tax collectors like lots of their American counterparts who are more concerned with revenue collection than with highway saferty.

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Old February 19th, 2015, 09:04 AM   #24
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I've never heard of anyone getting a ticket for going 120km/hr on Ontario freeways. The freeways are lightly monitored and due to the traffic and heavy population the roads are at least 6 lanes but but were build with thin medians.This has meant that for most of the freeway busy areas, there is no room for police to monitor the speed limits. There are no speed cameras so in the bigger cities where 6 lanes is the thinnest road you will find you can effectively go as fast as you want.

The speed limits in Ontario are low but the reality is that the speeds are not well monitored and as long as you keep it under 130 or so you are basically fine.
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Old February 19th, 2015, 12:01 PM   #25
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Speed limits are 55 or 65 in CT, but most people drive 70-80 mph, speed enforcement is quite light.
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Old February 19th, 2015, 03:19 PM   #26
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????-1974 and 1995 to 1999 Montana had no daytime speed limit for cars. EDIT: These signs were typically reserved for the Montana state line.



Illinois speed limit sign from 1959:


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Lane-discipline fetishists will note that treating every lane but the far right as a passing lane is actually illegal in that situation....
Pretty sure I don't get sexually aroused from reducing congest, road rage and accidents.
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Old February 19th, 2015, 11:11 PM   #28
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Given that "lane discipline" is the only subject we ever hear from you on, I'm not convinced of that.
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Old February 20th, 2015, 12:22 AM   #29
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Given that "lane discipline" is the only subject we ever hear from you on, I'm not convinced of that.
Oh there's ceartanly more it's just you haven't bother looking for it
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Old February 20th, 2015, 05:41 AM   #30
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Speed limits are 55 or 65 in CT, but most people drive 70-80 mph, speed enforcement is quite light.
CT is definitely lax on speed limits on the highways. You can easily go past the entire state and not see any troopers. Maybe on I-84 you will see one cop car in the median inbetween Danbury and Waterbury. NY and MA on the other hand...they're everywhere.
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Old February 20th, 2015, 01:48 PM   #32
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Nice video. Must of been before 2011-12 when Texas removed nighttime and truck speed limits.
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Old February 20th, 2015, 01:59 PM   #33
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The Pennsylvania turnpike opened in 1940 and did not have a set speed limit.




In 1941, a 70 mph limit was enacted.

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When the United States entered World War 2, a national 'war speed limit' of 35 mph was enacted due to gasoline rationing.

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Old February 21st, 2015, 12:38 AM   #34
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70 mph is a pretty impressive speed even in a new 1941 car. I think even a V8 Cadillac might have been lucky to touch 100 MPH then.
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Old February 21st, 2015, 12:50 AM   #35
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I've seen 1950-ish road maps with little information boxes that show, among other things, the speed limits in the states covered, and they're surprisingly low. 40, 50....
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Old February 21st, 2015, 01:39 AM   #36
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I wish we had these park like medians over here. Beautiful driving experience.
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Old February 21st, 2015, 02:36 AM   #37
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From some reason i always thought that speed limit on Interstates in USA is 65mp/h.
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On some of them it is, but not all, it depends on the states and the region you are in.
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When i was younger i used to play American truck simulator and on every Interstate speed limit was 65mp/h
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Old February 21st, 2015, 02:52 AM   #40
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Actually for a while - probably before AkH was born - it was. When the national 55 was repealed, it became a national 65. Some states chose to stay at 55. I don't know how long it lasted before the feds just altogether stopped legislating on speed*.

*Nice double meaning there!
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