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Florida speed limit increase proposed

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. State lawmakers propose raising Florida's speed limit.

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DukeGanote - 11/23/2013 1:21 PM
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Rural interstates deserve a 75-mph limit: In 2011, rural interstates accounted for 5% of Florida's traffic deaths, at the rate of 1.14 per 100 million travel miles while conventional roads had rates up 7.95! Observant drivers know why interstates are remarkably safer. Interstates vastly reduce the common causes of crashes: crossover conflicts at intersections; head-on collisions with adjacent, opposing traffic; and roadside hazards like trees, telephone poles, sharp curves, and sheer drop-offs. Interstates offer a "triple win": improved travel times, safety and fuel-efficiency by minimizing the common causes of crashes and delays. That's why we build interstates! HOAX SPOILER #1: "speed related" is a bogus political mishmash of: 1) Crashes that occur under adverse conditions: fog, rain, etc. 2) Citations that are given under the best conditions: typically sunny, dry, straight roads. The safety grifters are trying to convince you that generating lots of revenue under the best conditions on the best roads will reduce crashes under the worst conditions on the worst roads. Don't fall for it! HOAX SPOILER #2: Fuel efficiency is, as EPA stickers confirm, rather good on open highways. Since rural interstates account for about one-twentieth of Florida's highway travel, 70 or 75 is a trivial amount in the "big picture" of fuel consumption. CONCLUSION: 75 mph offers improved travel times for long-distance travelers and tourists, plus law enforcement focused on the most dangerous roads and collision "hot spots" instead of just playing (speedo)meter-reader. Higher speed limit on the best roads?? Good move!!

Gunny48 - 11/12/2013 8:17 PM
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75?! I ain't slowing down for nobody. Bwahahahahaha....
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