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Posted using LJTalk... [Jul. 13th, 2006|02:23 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
california wins on highway speeds. 55? Wtf oregon? No ticket, just seeing speed traps

[User Picture]From: kaleidoscopeeye
2006-07-13 09:42 pm (UTC)
I know, I know. Just about every state is better than Oregon (speed limit wise). 55 drives me nuts here.
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[User Picture]From: chasethestars
2006-07-13 10:58 pm (UTC)
I drove up to Oregon with friends last year and we got paranoid and slowed down right after crossing the state line. I remember being surprised (and annoyed) and how much the friends we were visting obeyed the speed limit and how afraid they were of getting a speeding ticket.
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[User Picture]From: whitaker
2006-07-14 12:17 am (UTC)
Yeah, that always drove me nuts when I first moved to Oregon. Speed limits are retardedly low. I'm all about 75mph outside of metros.
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[User Picture]From: henry
2006-07-14 05:20 am (UTC)
yeah 85 MEN per hour lol
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[User Picture]From: robflynn
2006-07-14 01:09 am (UTC)
I got an 84 in a 75 ticket in the deserty area out in New Mexico. I was the only car on the road -- cept for the cop. :p
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[User Picture]From: quelrod
2006-07-14 03:48 am (UTC)
Ugh, sounds like Austin. Why are some people so slow? Dallas dropped a lot of speed limits down to 55 but let me tell you no one goes under 70.
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[User Picture]From: blech
2006-07-14 09:02 am (UTC)

A couple of links

Unmentioned Energy Fix: A 55 M.P.H. Speed Limit
"speed limits helped curb fuel consumption for the first time in American postwar history between 1974 and 1984"

End the 55 mph Speed Limit for Trucks in Oregon
"on the interstates that run through Oregon, [vehicles other than trucks] are allowed to travel at 65 mph"
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[User Picture]From: xlerb
2006-07-14 09:16 am (UTC)
You're quite welcome to the mercifully small bits of West Virginia I got to drive through at the age of 17, with the speed limit up at 85 or something and lots of hills and twistiness. And my parents in the car.
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[User Picture]From: harrywells
2006-07-14 10:14 am (UTC)
It definitely sucks.
Love driving in Montana, though ;) Too bad they got rid of the whole no speed limit thing.
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[User Picture]From: nothings
2006-07-17 09:41 pm (UTC)

Re: A couple of links

Re: blech's comment above, somebody on my friend list claims that there is a pretty disproportionate decrease in inefficiency from 55 to 65 (and it just gets worse) because friction due to air resistance goes as O(speed^2) [actually, he says speed^3, but that doesn't sound right].
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[User Picture]From: nothings
2006-07-17 09:42 pm (UTC)
oops, rokukitty ignore that, I hit the wrong 'reply', hooray.
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