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Old August 29th, 2007, 03:59 PM   #1061
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So, why you have so ridiculous low speed limits and stupid policeman traveling up and down highway hunting victims on speed traps?
Where is petition-initiated constitutional amendment raising those speed limits??

Right now I prefer UK. People know where cameras are (they are clearly marked and you can buy road atlases where they are on maps) so you just slow down in front of them
Beside cameras, speed enforcement is almost nonexistent
Why is the speed limits "ridiculous"?
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Old August 29th, 2007, 05:59 PM   #1062
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that's somewhere in richardson right?
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Old August 29th, 2007, 06:02 PM   #1063
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Excuse me, I'm Argentinean, (that means I'm not American), but how about all the 3 digit interestates surrounding big cities? Aren't all they within the same state (With a few exceptions...)?
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Old August 29th, 2007, 08:34 PM   #1064
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Why is the speed limits "ridiculous"?
Because its too low for today's cars and most people doesn't follow them, including cops.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 11:14 PM   #1065
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TX highways have always fascinated me
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Old August 30th, 2007, 01:04 AM   #1066
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Because its too low for today's cars and most people doesn't follow them, including cops.
Yes, cars can do 125 mph but that doesn't mean humans can handle it. We haven't changed!
"people doesn't follow them" - That's an argument for littering and parking offence, or other minor crimes, too.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 03:00 AM   #1067
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Yes, cars can do 125 mph but that doesn't mean humans can handle it. We haven't changed!
"people doesn't follow them" - That's an argument for littering and parking offence, or other minor crimes, too.
Somehow Germans can handle high speed. Why Americans can't??
Speed limit 55-65 mph is way to low for modern roads and cars. It was good for cars without all this electronics like ABS and so on. In Europe limits are much higher and we don't have more accidents than USA. In most countries it is over 80mph (130kmh) and Germany don't have speed limit on motorways.
I don't speak about limits on local roads beacouse they are fine. On interstate should be 80.
70mph is in UK but everyone drive 80-90mph. If you do it cops won't bother you. They will stop you if you do more than 90. People slow down just in front of speed cameras.
So limit should be risen to let say 80 or 85 and enforced.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 05:21 AM   #1068
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Excuse me, I'm Argentinean, (that means I'm not American), but how about all the 3 digit interestates surrounding big cities? Aren't all they within the same state (With a few exceptions...)?
We could start a thread on Interstate 3di interstates ... if that makes any sense to anyone else
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Old August 30th, 2007, 09:39 AM   #1069
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Old August 30th, 2007, 09:40 AM   #1070
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Old August 30th, 2007, 09:43 AM   #1071
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Yes, cars can do 125 mph but that doesn't mean humans can handle it. We haven't changed!
"people doesn't follow them" - That's an argument for littering and parking offence, or other minor crimes, too.
Yeah right, someone says the current limits are too low, and immediatly 125 MPH is brought up

75/80 MPH is a good speed though.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 09:44 AM   #1072
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Old August 30th, 2007, 06:28 PM   #1073
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Old August 30th, 2007, 06:33 PM   #1074
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Interstate 27 and 37 in Texas.

As for running out of numbers I think we have plenty of numbers left if we need them.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 06:36 PM   #1075
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I love the highways in Texas. We have great massive freeways and our Farm Roads are the best way to drive out in the the rural areas.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 06:38 PM   #1076
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I think 80mph is a good speed limit for city driving but when it comes to the rural Interstate they should eliminate the speed limit and keep trucks at 80.
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Old August 31st, 2007, 05:51 PM   #1077
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Excuse me, I'm Argentinean, (that means I'm not American), but how about all the 3 digit interestates surrounding big cities? Aren't all they within the same state (With a few exceptions...)?
Three-digit Interstates are not considered primary Interstates; they are spurs or branches from primary Interstates. Two-digit Interstates (or the few one-digit Interstates out there) are primary Interstates and are theoretically supposed to carry traffic between medium-sized or major cities in multiple states. For instance, I-95 connects Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Richmond VA, Jacksonville FL, Miami, and several smaller cities with each other. Another example is I-64, which connects St. Louis, Louisville KY, Lexington KY, Charleston WV, and the state of Virginia with each other.

The most major of the one- and two-digit Interstates are the ones that end in -0 or -5.

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Interstate 27 and 37 in Texas.

As for running out of numbers I think we have plenty of numbers left if we need them.
There are plenty of numbers left, but the problem is that if we are to follow the original plan of numbering, with north/south Interstates getting bigger numbers as they get closer to the Atlantic, and east/west Interstates getting bigger numbers as they get closer to Canada. As it is, I-99 is west of not only I-95, but also I-81 and I-83 as well. I-99 falls way out of place. There is a proposal to build a new Interstate through rural Western Pennsylvania, and the only number really available is I-67. So, if that follows through, then Pennsylvania's north/south Interstates will go in this order: I-79, I-67, I-99, I-81, I-83, I-95. This is way out of order.
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Old August 31st, 2007, 09:47 PM   #1078
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It's out of order but I doubt it would cause any confusion or commotion. You even have interstates that cross each other and become "reversed" in order like Interstate 75 and 85.
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Old September 1st, 2007, 01:22 AM   #1079
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I like big expressways, but the ones in Dallas don't do anything for me. The elegant stack interchanges of Southern California give dramatic views of the scenery as they soar above, but the ones in Dallas are just grotesque and only offer views of the flat endless sprawl.
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Old September 1st, 2007, 02:37 AM   #1080
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Why does Dallas got more highway projects than any other in United States? Don't they know there are other cities out there that needs attention such as DC, NYC, Seattle, LA, Atlanta, Chicago and many other cities? Do they see the traffic on these cities? Its getting worst.
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